The works featured in this gallery are from my Expectations and my Environmental Factors series'.  The common thread that has bound them all is my deep interest in psychology and the desire to understand that which instigates or influences the development of our behaviors, opinions, and decision making.  They confront expectations and perceived reality as it relates to gender roles, relationships and sexuality, politics or religion, mental health, and social constructs and systems. The works are directional and stage setting, but not conclusive so that the viewer is invited to bring their context to the narrative. 
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What A Mighty Good Man

2019 Mixed Media and Collage on Wood Panel 60" x 30" Copyright © Melissa Schappell Art.