Melissa Glick finds beauty in unexpected places. As a "hacker" she takes things apart and re-purposes them in cool new ways. She transforms "e-waste"- discarded electronics and outdated computer components into dynamic compositions within assemblage, jewelry, mosaics and clocks. She creates a "conversation" between 2D text and images and 3D forms by incorporating the glut of obsolete technology with artifacts from her personal life. Her work grapples with the environmental impact of our technological lifestyle and our emotional attachments to "things" that represent and validate who we are.
She has a Masters in Art Education from Mass College of Art and a BA from SUNY Purchase and has run educational programs at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Boston Ballet, Museum of Fine Arts, Watertown Arsenal Center for the Arts, Parts & Crafts and at various community events.
Hacker Creations can be found locally at these fine establishments:
Uni-T Natick Mall, 2nd floor across from Neiman Marcus
Blue Cloud Gallery 713 Broadway (Ball Square) Somerville, MA 02144
Boutique Fabulous 1309 Cambridge St Cambridge (Inman Sq)