Works on Paper
 

Small Sticky Strong

This series revolves around the material graphene.  Graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of graphite, is two hundred times stronger than steel.  It can be produced by applying a speck of graphite to a piece of tape, and sticking and unsticking the tape until a thin film is produced.  I used the same process to create these drawings, layering graphite-coated tape to create value changes on white paper.  I used images from entomology to parallel the dual properties of smallness and strength. 











Dung Beetle on Code
After Sol in Graphene
Silk is Stronger Than Steel
Stable Structure in Ants
Not So Delicate Ant Study





Prints and drawings

Dwarfed

Fast Food Flirt

Speaker/Speechless

3 Conversations

Composers

Aubri, Conte

Gal and Guy

Non-smokers

   
  Emily Reading

Standing Nude
 
 
        All images Copyright 2011, Melanie Kehoss