Zink: The Language of Enchantment

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New Mexico Magazine, 2006 - Art - 96 pages

Another volume in theNew Mexico MagazineArtist Series traces the extraordinary career of nationally renowned Taos artist Melissa Zink. Her magical and mysterious works range from figurative clay dioramas and bronze sculptures to mixed media pieces that combine sculpture, painting, collage, and assemblage. Zink's love of language and books infuses many of her creations, which often incorporate words, individual letters, phrases, illustrations, fragments of books or paper, and references to literary figures. Her technical expertise matches her intellectual prowess and wit, making her work popular with artists and non-artists alike. Zink's personal story--she started over in her 40s--is an inspiration to anyone hoping for a second chance to realize a dream.

Author Hollis Walker takes the reader on a fascinating journey that reveals the exquisite artistry and unique vision of Melissa Zink. A superb selection of eighty full-color reproductions tells the visual story of the acclaimed artist's remarkable career.

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About the author (2006)

Hollis Walker is a Santa Fe-based arts journalist with more than thirty years of professional writing experience.

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