Melissa Murillo Makes Whimsical, Creature-Filled Dreamscapes

Based in Berlin, we first found out about Melissa Murillo on MySpace. Her drawings make it quite obvious that Murillo is an absolute stickler for details, and that lack of color doesn’t take anything away from her images. The drawing above is a world in itself, and although the size makes it different to see all the details, birds, vines, eyes, totems, flowers, and creatures of all kinds are pouring out of the amorphous mass. Growing up in a family with a violent father, Murillo took solace in worlds of fantasy and dreams, and her inventive multi-layered drawings make that seem relationship come to life.

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!