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paint on wood, and steel


Dimensions: 48 x 84 inches

Artist Statement

Through sculpture, drawing and painting I enjoy exploring a wide variety of materials that are transformed into something that has significant meaning in a conceptual way. I am interested in bringing awareness to particular subject matters that are challenging, and life changing, along with exploring the natural world that surrounds us.

In my current body of work I have been investigating the destructive side of cancer and how it tears through the body. Along with looking at the oxymoron of the beauty of cancer cells and unique forms they create when they are broken down and put into a different context. By exploring life's reality in someway, gives resilience of the human will, and that there is HOPE. All of this has come through self-reflection from my own personal experiences.

"Multiplication" is a metal sculpture made out of cold roll steel, cut, bent and formed into organic cells creating a new perspective on both invasive and healthy cells in one's body. Control is power, knowledge is power and to overcome, one has to put things into perspective. Through the organic forms it allows me to continue thinking about the beauty of cells and how they might look or move within our bodies. To me there is beauty in all things both in the good and bad.


© Melissa S. Anderson, 2019.


assemblage, wall art, installation art, metal work, cancer, exploration