Melinda Hurst Frye
Archival pigment print
20 x 24 inches, framed to 21 x 25 inches
Edition 1 of 5
Retail value $1450
© Melinda Hurst Frye and courtesy J. Rinehart Gallery
Melinda Hurst Frye photographically celebrates the ecology of the Pacific Northwest region, with the goals of providing visual evidence of the cycles of the forest floor, bearing witness to the understory, and bridging the poetry of art with biological sciences. To intentionally slow down her own seeing, Hurst Frye often works with a flatbed scanner as a camera which also allows for space and time to connect with the ecology of her surroundings. Similar to an amateur biologist, Hurst Frye shares her discoveries through observation and image-making.
Hurst Frye’s work has been featured in publications for both art and science, exhibitions, Microsoft Art Collection, King County Portable Works Collection, and other institutional collections. Hurst Frye holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA), and a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR). Melinda Hurst Frye lives with her family adjacent to an urban forest in Kenmore, Washington, and is represented by J. Rinehart Gallery in Seattle, Washington.