Another favorite way in which Meller adapted his graphic inventions is illustrated by these two images of a mermaid. In this case, he began with a small painting in correction fluid on black paper, which he photocopied in an enlarged form. Making some adjustments in the design doing away with the billowing drapery and adding a decorative border he then photocopied it onto a sheet of transparent plastic and mounted that sheet against a background of colored foil. The combination of the bold black forms with the sparkle of the foil produces a precious, jewel-like effect, demonstrating the surprising decorative potential of the initial graphic ideas and resulting in some of Mellers most beautiful images. - Ryan Kelley
b. Hungary, 1928-2008
Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore
Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7445.