MELISSA STRAWSER, contemporary artist, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Melissa’s artwork is 5th generation Artist, she is influenced by a PA Folk Art family. Melissa aspires to ‘everyday art’ by making ’something’ and enjoys working with paper, inks, scissors, metals, objects and people. She is inspired by light and how it travels across the earth’s surface. Her work, open for interpretation, originates from memories, desires, dreams, motherhood, mentorships, travels and people. She borrows from her natural surroundings and she borrows from nature. The answers to evolution intrigue her curiosity. Her work asks questions leading to your own interpretation and usually tells a story.