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Melanie Hickerson

Agatha (Playing Outside)

Acrylic on canvas, 2017

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I want to paint what it is like to be alive. Since I only know my life, that’s what I paint. My agave put out a bloom stalk in 2017 that was over 40 feet tall. I named it Agatha. It reminded me of the millions of miracles present in the natural world, waiting for us to go outside and notice. I added my fond memory of playing in the Monahans sand dunes as a child.