Melinda is a conceptual artist and professional fine art figure model living and working in the Greater Philadelphia area, in PA.

"What would communication, and furthermore, our observations be like if certain amounts of qualitative characteristics were omitted? How would the omitted information affect our comprehension? What is necessary language in our signage and what exists simply as redundant noise? Forms of communication fascinate me: specifically language spoken and written. Visual, emotional and psychological concepts about communication are integrated throughout my work, which investigates “framing” and social theory. My work explores how perceptions, both personal and social, influence and impact the use and understanding of language as symbol and referent within specific groups to form identity.

My work also begins to explore the experiential consumption of “labels,” didactic signage that is mostly text based which is used specifically to convey kinds of information: identification, directions, warnings, instruction and advertising. By using a reductive methodology, I expose an alternative context and narrative of these labels. The work produced by this methodology, minimalistic in nature, offers an alternative text-based visual account of commonplace signage."

The Side Effects of Feeling Good
Apologia (auto-biographical)
Solo: 1984
Interpersonal Postcards Project: One-Dimensional Man
Delicate Injuries
Expired Film | Experimental
Identity | Digital Self Portraits
In Flesh
Low Light
Sun In Our Hair
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