In our interview and in one of her poems, Melissa comments on the circuitous route most people, including herself, take around the park. Rarely do people cut across the broad expanse of grass in the middle of the field. I wanted to create a bright, intriguing object that mirrored the rectilinear format of the park that might lure people into the center of the field. On each side of the cube, one of Melissa’s tanka poems appears.

Paper mache, acrylic, gouache, and ink, 2014.



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