Melissa Vella

I enjoy working across diverse visual art practices. I am particularly passionate about drawing, photography, textiles and watercolour. For example, I have painted images of animals onto tea bags to explore the notion of childhood memories. Similar to my previous textile installation, this body of work made from dyed and formed cloths, explores socio-cultural taboos surrounding young women’s menstruation. My art practice also acts as a device for exploring my own body, spirituality and where I fit in this world.

I Bleed (Materials: dye and cotton lawn)

I Bleed (Materials: dye and cotton lawn)

Into The Woods (Materials: acrylic paint on mixed teabags)

Keep A Girl In School (Materials: wool tops and red thread, detail of instalment)

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