MUSE

Artist
MELISSA SCHAINKER
Size
Date
2021
Medium
Painting
Material
Oil Paint
Description
MUSE OIL on canvas I have been creating for as long as I can remember. From making found-object sculptures out of scrap metal and fasteners found on the floor of my father’s carpentry shop, to large-scale paintings at juried shows and everything in between. I grew up in the Midwest and having spent my formative years in a vast suburban landscape, I had to make my own beauty. During the height of Covid last year, I found myself looking from within to find solace and answers. This led to a series of self-portraits and explanations. As a New York artist and mother based in Manhattan,the city finds it’s way into every piece. It informs and moves me and ultimately gave me the strength to hold on to the city I’ve grown to love so much over the last decade living here. After all as John Updike said, “The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
Price
$ 3500.00
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