Photography series printed on clear acetate sheets/ smooth matte paper
12″ x 9″
African Black Soap and hair, sculpture
Approx 3.5″ by 2.75″
Melonie Knight explores how the body is situated within an environment. Her sensuous works invite the viewer to ruminate on often-overlooked objects like bedsheets, bathtub water, and African Black soap. These experiential interactions between body and object are explorations into what Knight terms “home-ness.” Her multi-media approach to art — from audio to painting to installation — allows her to explore multiple aspects of being, as well as the experience and exploitation of Black women.
Melonie Knight’s work appears in Retro/Intro.