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Melissa Robbins


Fine Arts

Student Interview // Mellisa Robbins

When I saw the work of Luke Haynes it changed everything I believed about textiles. Haynes creates complex quilts that utilize traditional pattern and realistic, contemporary imagery. Luke Haynes’s quilts are like fabric photographs: they depict and distort reality while maintaining a sense of depth and place. He also works in textile installation, combining his formal architecture education from Cooper Union with his sense for design and textile processes. His work is on a new, exciting level of contemporary textile art, and having the opportunity to work with him will be incredibly beneficial to my development as an artist.  The support of the Penny Fox Fellowship will make my internship possible. It will give me the opportunity to travel to and live in Los Angeles for the duration of my internship. I have never left the East Coast, and traveling will broaden my horizons and grant me a new perspective.

In the video above, hear from Mellisa Robbins, when she was a fine arts senior at Moore College of Art & Design and Penny Fox Endowed Fellowship recipient. Learn about her internship experiences in Los Angeles with textile artist Luke Haynes, (0:12) all the self-promotional and social media techniques she learned at her internship, (0:39) the great community she experienced at Moore, (0:54) the encouraging environment and top-notch facilities at Moore, (1:17) all the great resources right outside the doors at Moore, (1:21) her visual inspirations she keeps in her studio, (1:51) her work, and her influences, (2:14) and what Moore means to her. (3:00)

Special thanks to:
LUKE Haynes is a designer working with fabric to create objects and exhibitions. His work seeks to change the way viewers understand utility based objects. His work hangs in collections, homes and museums across the United States and internationally. http://www.lukehaynes.com

Moore College of Art & Design Marketing & Communication Department
Director: Roy Wilbur
Multimedia Producer & Editor: Dave Rizzio
Interviewer: Michele Cohen

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