Melanie Rothschild

 

In 2007, she began the Paint and Air series, which heralded a major shift in her work. The

series was born from a mistake. A gallon of spilled paint seemed too messy to clean until it had dried. Days later when it was ready to be chipped off the ground bit by bit, it came up in one glorious piece. Spilling paint became the craft . . . . an entirely new starting point. This then, becomes a painting in the most basic sense . . . . . all paint, no canvas, just paint and the air that has transformed it from liquid to solid.

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