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Cocoon Series, Melody Asbury, Amer., (B. 1948)
Regular price $600
Color Monotype, 2022, 13-3/14 x 10-15/16, signed, annotated Monotype and titled in pencil, pale small loss to lower left corner as printed, on cream wove somerset watermarked paper. Melody Asbury gravitated towards art and nature at an early age. Her mother was an artist, and creativity was encouraged. Professional study while in her teens led to portrait commissions and work as a courtroom artist. Moving to rural Woodbury, CT, the subject of her portraits evolved from native americans to animals; whom she has drawn and painted with great authority, empathy, and spiritual affinity. Recently, this spiritual awareness has turned inward towards herself and her journey in this world; often with animals as her guides or alter ego. These new works in monotype are challenging and exciting, unexpected and liberating.