Melanie Hepburn, USA

Warscapes Corona Notebooks

Collaging during a pandemic. Melanie Hepburn describes herself as a "middle aged bundle of anxiety who exorcises her demons through power lifting and collage." Her creative process starts with base color, layers that hum and zing, random detritus from candy wrappers to champagne foil. Interactive components for texture: secrecy and surprise. Additional advice: "House rules for family of 3 coping in time of pandemic - stake out personal territory, limit interactions between 9-4,  decide on group binge watch that has a minimum of 15 seasons." 

Melanie Helpburn is Administrative Manager at the department of English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.