Now I’m done with that, retired from teaching, but still photographing, working in video and writing, I have the luxury of learning to draw, something I tried to do when I was eighteen and went to the Art Students’ League in New York. I even took a class with George Grosz for a couple of months before he went back to Germany, but left the room whenever he came close to my easel. It wasn’t any better at Bard, though I spent hours in the damp sculpture studio working on quite tedious female forms that were inadvertently self-portraits.
I’m pleased to be part of Atlantic Works Gallery, to have the chance to explore an entirely different type of work. My website is www.melissashook.com and I have an interactive documentary site, www.thoroughbredsbriarhillfarm.com and my photographs are represented by www.josephbellowsgallery.com