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FICTION PLANET

7.25” X 8.0”

B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


MELINDA TIDWELL MY WO RK BEGINS WIT H T HE F O RMA L A SP E C TS OF DE SIGN A ND A FA SC INATION W ITH THE BA LA NC E O F VISU A L ELEMENT S IN C OM P OSITION. U SING SIM P L E GE OM E TR IC SHA P E S A ND REC T ILINEA R A LIGNMENT S, I FOC U S ON THE C OHE R E NC E A ND J U X TA P OSITION OF C O LO R, PAT T ERN, PLA C EMENT A N D SIZ E .

MY BA C KGRO U ND IN MAT HEMAT I C S, C OM P U TE R GR A P HIC S, A ND DE SIGN INFOR M S M Y PREDILEC T IO N F O R T HE GEO MET R IC . THIS R ATIONA L FOU NDATION SE R V E S A S THE B A SIS F O R MY DEPA RT U RE INT O W HAT IS NOT R ATIONA L : THE WAY C OL OR S A C TIVATE E A C H O T HER, HO W SIZE A ND PO SIT IO N M U DDL E OR E NHA NC E V ISU A L U NITY, THE SIM P L E GRA C E O F WO RN A ND TAT T ERED SU R FA C E S. THE P IC TU R E P L A NE B E C OM E S A DIA L OGU E O F VIBRA NT, A BST RA C T VO IC ES UNIFE D B Y A L OGIC ONE C A N FE E L B U T NOT FU L LY U NDERSTA ND. T HIS, T O ME, IS W O NDE R FU L LY M YSTE R IOU S A ND E NL IV E NING.

U SING DISC A RDED BO O KS A S MY PR IM A RY M ATE R IA L A DDS B OTH SE R IOU SNE SS A ND L E VIT Y T O MY WO RK. I LIKE WO RKING W ITH W OR DS, P IE C E S OF TE X T, THE ODD STR ING OF NU MBERS. C U T AWAY F RO M T HEIR OR IGINA L C ONTE X T, THE Y OP E R ATE A S TE X TU R E A ND SHA PE A ND A LSO A S A KIND O F C ODE , OR P IE C E S OF M E M ORY.

THE A B STR A C TION OF

T HIS INF O RMAT IO N INT O BIT S O F NON-SE NSE , HOP E S TO TE A SE THE M IND INTO THE W ILDER LA NDS O F F REE A SSO C IATION A ND ONE ’S OW N IM A GINATION. SENSAT IO N O F A W O RLD SLIGHT LY A SK E W GIV E S M E NO E ND OF DE L IGHT.

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R E S O LV E Y O U R M I X E D F E E L I N G S A B O U T W O R K 8 . 5 ” X 1 3 . 2 5 ” B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


S Y LV I A 6 . 5 ” X 1 1 . 2 5 ” B O O K PA R T S , T H R E A D , G L U E , O N PA P E R


EDSEL 4 . 5 ” X 7 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G R A P H I T E , G L U E , O N PA P E R


TUXEDO 4 . 5 ” X 7 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


BOOK IV 9 . 0 ” X 1 3 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G R A P H I T E , A C R Y L I C , G L U E , O N PA P E R


ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION 5 . 7 5 ” X 8 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


STORY OF ART 1 2 . 7 5 ” X 7 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , P L AY E R P I A N O R O L L , G L U E , O N PA P E R


HEN HEN 4 . 5 ” X 7 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


T H E M E M O R Y S TA R T S H E R E 5 . 2 5 ” X 6 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G R A P H I T E , G L U E , O N PA P E R


STORIES WITH MOON 4 . 2 5 ” X 7 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , I N K , G L U E , O N PA P E R


“ F A S C I N AT I N G ” 4 . 0 ” X 5 . 5 ” B O O K PA R T S , G R A P H I T E , G L U E , O N PA P E R


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B O O K PA R T S , G R A P H I T E , G L U E , O N PA P E R


A29 8 . 0 ” X 1 2 . 5 ” B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


SWIMMING LESSONS 7 . 0 ” X 8 . 5 ” B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


AUGUST 1972 7 . 0 ” X 9 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


R E T U R N I N G T O T H E P R E S E N T. S E L F. 5 . 5 ” X 8 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G L U E , O N PA P E R


S W I F T LY M O V I N G 8 . 5 ” X 1 0 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G R A P H I T E , G L U E , O N PA P E R


BUILD BOOST MAKE 8 . 5 ” X 7 . 0 ” B O O K PA R T S , G R A P H I T E , G L U E , O N PA P E R


ABOUT THE ARTIST MELINDA WA S BO RN IN 1959, IN A SM A L L TOW N IN THE R OC K Y M OU NTA INS OF NORTHE R N U TA H. SHE AT T ENDED U NIVERSIT Y IN SA LT L A K E C ITY A ND GR A DU ATE D W ITH HONOR S IN MAT HEMAT IC S. HER F IRST C A REER, IN C OM P U TE R GR A P HIC S, WA S A N IDE A L B L E ND OF THE MAT HEMAT IC A L A ND T HE VISU A L. HE R L IFE L ONG INTE R E ST IN A B STR A C TION A ND V ISU A L L A NGU A GE NO W F INDS EXPRESSIO N IN HE R W OR K A S A FINE A RTIST.

MELINDA LIVES IN SA NTA F E, NEW ME X IC O, W ITH HE R HU SB A ND, TW O C ATS A ND TW O DOGS.


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