Life is Complicated: Iconic figures and characters inhabit rich and visceral surfaces. Constructed from meticulous cut-outs or swimming in a sky of oil paint, they navigate through tangled abstract lines and knots - obstacles on the path of life - searching for ascension.

© 2020 Merlene Schain

Archipelago

mixed-media and cut paper on Stonehenge paper in Plexiglas box 9x15x3" 2012