Sculptural Forms

Melissa takes a fresh look at the art of paperweights with her sculptural forms. Her desire to blur the lines and develop the sculptural capacity of the art has led to her breakthrough form, the Stones. The exterior acts as an opening to the layers of the natural world, making the pieces more interactive, enticing you to pick them up, touch them, to engage with the work more deeply, perhaps recalling the memory of a beach stone you once held in your hand, touched, and slipped into a pocket to carry home.