miss tree/mystery

07: Awry Ecosystem - Melanie Walker, Mis Tree/Mystery

Melanie Walker
American, b. 1949

Mis Tree/Mystery
1991 (printed 2016)
Pigment print
Gift of the artist and The Museum Project, NEHMA
2016.50


Melanie Walker combines photography with sculpture, electronics, puppetry, costumes and sound to create participatory environments that break down the traditional facade for viewers. In her photographic work, much of it has revolved around a fictional family that came to her in a dream. This family is called the Househeads. They have appeared in photographs, installations, performances and shadow shows just to name a few venues.

Walker is a tenured professor of Art and photography at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1996.