by Melissa L Parhm
Published: March 28, 2022 (2 years ago)
211 A Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA

Roots Series, Works created in Cascade Falls, Silverpoint on panel, 2014-2018


Luminosity and unseen communication drive my work. The elements–earth, air, fire,
water, and space–are my muses. I create from a place of stillness and allow my work to
develop organically.


I delve into unseen communication with a series of roots drawings, the system of roots that we do not see. My drawings emerge from my relation with the trees, the empty waterfall bed, and the elements. My intention through my work is to give energy to others.


This Root Series began as a response to the drought in California in 2014-2015. I chose silverpoint as my medium. I prepare panels with layers of marble dust as a ground to hold the silver and to create a luminous effect when the light hits the surface.




Roots 3

The waterfall bed was essentially dry, so I descended into it to draw.


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