Jewelry and mixed media artist: Zack Mellman-Carcey
I am influenced by Graffiti and how its symbiotic relationship to industrial and abandoned structures informs the visual and conceptual reasoning for this work. Examining these building as a young man I found them to be towering, mysterious and resilient – qualities I also saw within myself. I find this particularly powerful because the work contemplates connections to the human body. Although situations may make life difficult and leave scars on the mental and physical, the structure still stand in defiance to destructive events that appear to be inflicted from the powers that be.