Melissa Ling‘s artistic practice explores fragmentary glimpses that reside within nature – the in-between spaces that we see but often do not notice. In her drawings, she negates the seeming futility of singular mark-making to explore how small notions fester into larger perceptions. Each drawing is a part of a single, ongoing conversation. Who belongs in this space? Are we a participant or an observer? What is natural or unnatural?

Image: Melissa Ling, Red 8, 2022. Colored pencil on paper. 44 x 42 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.