Melissa Borrell Featured in Architectural Art Issue of CODAmagazine
CODAworx, which publishes CODAMagazine, is an incredible hub for artists, art consultants, and other people who want to have art transform their space connect to make amazing projects come to life. I feel so lucky to have my work featured in the Architectural Art issue.
You can see more of my work featured in their collections here.
The Architectural Art issue features artworks that are unified with the architectural elements (ceilings, floors, roofs, doors, interior and exterior walls, windows, and more) of a building's interior or exterior design. These projects are essential to the look and feel of the whole space. Over my years experimenting in the studio, working on public art projects from Texas to Portugal, and collaborating with clients in homes, hospitals, and offices I find myself working more and more on incorporating architecture into my work.
From works like my recent Raining Down Color piece at the Berkeley California Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices:
To works like Casas de Brincar:
I can feel the influence on and interplay with architecture in my work.
Something that really drew me to CODAworx was their values. In their manifesto they talk about the transformative power of art to affect our happiness and well-being. They also know how much commissioned art matters. Working on commissioned installations is one of the most gratifying parts of my artistic practice. I love combining my aesthetic curiosities with a client's vision. That's where the magic really happens.
I loved this last bit of the CODAworx manifesto:
"Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, to our communities, our cities, our nations, and our world."
So powerful and so true!