Melissa Brown

"Playing cards, lottery tickets, and paper money all contain universal symbolic languages. I’m fascinated by how these familiar, pictorial languages are used to tell stories and convey ideas about value, worth, potential, fantasy, and mood.” Today on Maake, Brooklyn-based artist Melissa Brown shares her work, and thoughts on creating a single experience and atmospheric space by combining techniques and a range of materials, and how paper ephemera “come from a timeless, democratic canon of symbolism.” Interview by Emily Burns.