My Collage Work
Hello! My name is Melani Dowdy Tucker. For years I've created ornate appliques & embroidery using up-cycled fabrics. Some fabrics are from beloved vintage clothing while others are collected during travels. In these pieces below, I've taken my drawings and favorite portraits to re-interpret them into larger scale collage work.
The One With The Flowers
My very first collage! Based on a drawing I created in 2017. Made of Silk, Cotton & Upholstery fabric.
... So She Did
Based on a drawing I created in 2018, this collage is made of Silk, Cotton and other upcycled fabrics set against a West-African cloth background.
A Band Of Gold
Based on a photograph of my Mom and her life-long girlfriends, during a time each were getting en-gaged, in the 60's. Made of Satin, Cotton, Denim and Upholstery fabrics.