Year Acquired: 2020
Melissa Leandro explores personal, familial, and cultural experiences, bringing together motifs and objects of domestic life that echo her hybrid culture as a first-generation U.S. citizen. Leandro’s textile works take her audience to a hyper-vivid alternate reality both inspired by and at odds with ideas of “home” as she traveled between Costa Rica, Miami, Chicago, and adventures abroad.
Leandro utilizes repetitive and layered techniques of drawing, weaving and stitching to represent an abstract and tactile slice of the people and places that are vital to her sense of identity.
Aqua Melt, Flores y Conejos is a donation from the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation.