The works featured in this gallery are derived from my Expectations series and a desire to engage the viewer in a more physical way.  These works make unspoken requests to the viewer to come closer, step around and into the artworks "personal" space, endulge on the abundance that is offered, and even to touch or interject their own marks and meanings.  The books allow me to invite the viewer into my artistic process and explore the notions of semiotics and metaphor together.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Welcome to the Neighborhood

2019 Mixed Media and Assemblage: Resin Cast, Found Objects, Graphite, Gouache, Watercolor, Silkscreen 7" x 16" x 19" Copyright © Melissa Schappell Art.

Welcome to the Neighborhood
Welcome to the Neighborhood

Detail

Welcome To The Neighborhood
Welcome To The Neighborhood

Installation Detail

Welcome To The Neighborhood
Welcome To The Neighborhood

Installation Detail

Welcome To The Neighborhood
Welcome To The Neighborhood

Installation Detail Gelatin Wax Assemblage Mold on China

Welcome to the Neighborhood
Welcome to the Neighborhood

Installation Detail Gelatin Wax Assemblage Mold on China

The American Dream
The American Dream

2019 Mixed Media and Assemblage: Wood, Found Objects, Graphite, Gouache, Acrylic, Silkscreen, Pen and Ink 84” x 27” x 27” Copyright © Melissa Schappell Art.

The American Dream
The American Dream

Detail (Back)

The American Dream
The American Dream

Detail

Act Like A Lady
Act Like A Lady

2019 Mixed Media and Assemblage: Watercolor, Gouache, Pen and Ink, Various Papers ~33” x 33” x 12” Copyright © Melissa Schappell Art.

Act Like A Lady
Act Like A Lady

Detail (Side)

Act Like A Lady
Act Like A Lady

Detail (close up)

STICK IT IN
STICK IT IN

2019 Hand Pulled Silkscreen and Pen and Ink Book, edition of 5 12” x 9” Copyright © Melissa Schappell Art.

STICK IT IN
STICK IT IN

Detail (Interior)

STICK IT IN
STICK IT IN

Detail (interior page)

Normal Rockwithit
Normal Rockwithit

2019 Silkscreen and graphite Accordion Tunnel Book 8” x 23 1/4” open 8” x 4” x 1.5” closed Copyright © Melissa Schappell Art.

Normal Rockwithit
Normal Rockwithit

Detail

Normal Rockwithit Close
Normal Rockwithit Close

Detail (cover)