Melissa Katzman Braggins
Through my artwork I try to capture a fleeting moment of time. I am struck by a variety of images that compel me to create. Nature plays an important role in what I want to portray as well as the intricate emotions and relationship between people. The constant state of flux that is a shared in both nature and people make it important to me to hold on to the intensity of the moment.
The juxtaposition of color, shape, texture, line, and detail provides me with a means to add richness and depth to my images. It is inspiring to have the freedom to explore and combine different materials and processes. I work in a variety of media including printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, papermaking and ceramics.