MELISSA HARSHMAN



The layering of imagery culled from eclectic sources—children's workbooks, coloring books, and cookbooks—helps Harshman call attention to "how we as adults fantasize about the innocence of childhood, how what is remembered is always better, more perfect, than what can be preserved from the past." The diving woman is one of several recurring images in her work. Harshman, who graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (B.F.A. 1987) and the University of Wisconsin at Madison (M.F.A., 1992), has taught printmaking at the University of Georgia since 1999. She worked with student assistants Melissa Corwin and Julie Sopscak and Professor Gary Day during her residency (October 27-31, 2003).




Dancers
2003; color lithograph on Rives BFK; sheet: 28 x 14 5/8 (71.12 x 35.56); edition of 30