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Mel Ahlborn

Suza - from the Jacob's Ladder Series

Suza - from the Jacob's Ladder Series

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- from the Jacob's Ladder Series
Oil on Canvas, 5 panels, Unframed
Each panel is 10" x 30"

In a story not quite as old as time yet old nevertheless, a man named Jacob saw a ladder, a pathway, streaming between heaven and earth. On this ladder, Jacob dreamed of angels ascending and descending amidst brilliant light and color. In her Jacob's Ladder Series of paintings, Mel Ahlborn envisions Jacob's dream as channels of light in an atmosphere different from and near to the atmosphere of earth. Within these atmospheres, Ahlborn paints figures that observe, rest within, and at times pierce these pathways.

A painter, sculptor and illuminator, Mel Ahlborn is a mid-career American artist. She brings symbols and texts from anthropology and history to work side by side with direct observation. For over 30 years, Mel Ahlborn’s Illumination Studio has served museums, film companies, academic institutions and private clients. During her career, Ahlborn has placed work throughout the United States and Great Britain with leading public and private institutions that include the Getty Center (Los Angeles), the Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco), Washington National Cathedral (Washington DC), Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Halogen Networks (China Basin), the British Library (London), Church of the Holy Communion (Memphis), and St. Bartholomew's Church (Manhattan). She is a graduate of Tufts University.




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