Dress Rehearsal


Edition of 30
Archival Pigment on Archival Hahnemuhle Paper
Image Size 61 x 51cm
Paper Size 83 x 71cm

Using animals as metaphors Melissa's much celebrated body of work resulted from the development of her close relationship with an internationally renowned symphony orchestra. At the beginning of this series, Melissa hosted several members of this orchestra at her home and their lives became entrenched.

Here in the works you see the concert master and first violinist as a rabbit, the double bass player as a bear, and Malcolm the horn player – tall and lean as a hare.