Melissa Dorn Richards's avatar Melissa Dorn Richards

Salt, a seemingly necessary ingredient, and a seemingly necessary part of Midwest winters. I have been intrigued by traffic salt, and it's mountain like appearance at the beginning of winter, and its slow erosion as winter wears on. I propose to do a large painting loosely based off my observations of the salt piles. I have been doing smaller paintings and drawings for 3 years, and a few examples are shown here. If space permits, I would also bring some of these earlier studies to exhibit along side the large painting.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: oil on canvas & velvet
  • Width: 10 feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 10 feet