Melissa Cormier is an abstract artist who creates intuitive shapes with textures of the familiar
Pareidolia (/pærɪˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH- lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. The attempt with my work is to evoke a personal narrative where the viewer discovers a represented form through intuitive abstract imagery with textures of the familiar.
A two-dimensional choreography transpires between light, dark and detail to create shapes that resemble a moment, memory or thing that the viewer has experienced or witnessed.
Creating a visual bond to subconsciously initiate pareidolia, by using textures and shapes that span from known terrestrial plains to uncharted cosmic highways and the space between.
Craters on the surface like
Starlight Freckles, in the vacuum
of my celestial room, I hang like a chandelier
a satellite, me.
Illuminating my weightlessness
with a charged night
I am tethered to your
in return, I am a tidal
force of talismans
lies a form, recognizable
our nights together
- face of the moon