Contemporary Artist, Melissa Ayr releases her latest works as a collection inspired by California. The Poppy Collection sets the tone and elements of this floral body with vibrant luminosity. Ayr creates her own canvas and color pallet, with a mixture of Pigments and Acrylic. Ayr creates her latest collection using Air produced by a leaf blower. Ayr applies the paint in translucent layers on the Canvas and is able to control the air to bend and shape into the ‘essence of floral‘.
“Cinnabar” – Poppy Collection
Pigment, Acrylic on Canvas
48″ x 60″ x 1½”
Ayr with roots in New York, Los Angeles & San Francisco celebrates 75 years of the Golden Gate Bridge which she could see from her High School in San Francisco and her Alma Mater U.C. Berkeley. “’The Bridge’ has always been a source of inspiration for me as a marvel of human imagination and ingenuity.”
The Golden Gate Bridge is an important structure in Ayr’s history.
- Ayr spent time at UCSF hospital after her near death experience in an auto accident. The Bridge was visible from her hospital room and was an element of inspiration for her recovery.
- Ayr spent time working with the Golden Gate Bridge Crisis Hotline to help individuals that are considering jumping off of the bridge.
- Ayr was part of the 50th Anniversary and was able to walk on the Bridge during that celebration.