(I don't sleep much...)
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE MELONY PROJECT.
Too bad I haven't been keeping up with it.... ; ;
My name is Chessia, and mental illness is the source of my inspiration. I grew up around psyche patients. I had a very happy childhood and a loving family that supported every effort I made to benefit myself in both my music and my art. We were all just a bit quirky.
My goal in life has always been to leave the world a better place and educate others with experiences. In this day and age where nothing is certain, I seek to educate others with my work about how the world can be as messed up internally as it is externally. I grew up reading Japanese comics and was (and still am) greatly inspired by the art of Ben Templesmith, Junji Ito, and Tsutomu Nihei. I like to draw and portray the minds of people, the emotions that lurk deep within the surface. I also like to create monsters based around the human psyche and environments that question what we see to what we know. Information is the best tool for effective art, and I feel that art is information in its purest form .
I also like to draw fish...
My work has been featured everywhere, from rave flyers to logos, DJ mix covers to gallery shows around Ohio including Galleria Evangelia and Phia Salon. I have been featured in the Canton Museum of Art and and the Scholastics 2008 student show in North East Ohio.
So feel free to browse, ask questions and/or leave some feedback. I do sell prints and have an Etsy, so in the mean time if you are interested in purchasing any pieces, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for dropping by!