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"Art is there to remind us that we can think for ourselves."
Melanie Rothschild

Melanie Rothschild is a self-taught artist and a native of Los Angeles.

For the past decade she has been working on the Paint & Air series.

The Paint & Air series was born from a mistake. A gallon of spilled paint seemed too messy to clean until it had dried. Days later when it was ready to be chipped off the ground bit by bit, it came up in one glorious piece. Spilling paint became the craft.

This "mistake" fed what was already a deep interest in the nature of the creative process and resulted in Melanie pursuing a graduate degree in the study of creativity. Understanding which things require perfection and when an embrace of mistakes and a disregard for perfection is the requisite skill, is at the heart of this work.

Melanie has a master's degree in the Study of Creativity from Buffalo State College and a bachelor's in Ethnic Arts, with an emphasis in anthropology, from UCLA.