A multi-media collage revealing 80% of a face with black text below on a ripped white piece of paper reading in cursive: “I see you, and you are valid.”. Visible facial features include a fair-skinned person with a dark brown right eye, brown eyeshadow, mascara and brown eyebrows. Outlines of the face are filled in with red and purple paint, and there is various pieces of tape surrounding the face. There is a red heart in the bottom right corner of the image, and a blue heart in the top left corner. Textured purple images are scattered in the background.
Melissa Montovani is a self-taught artist who works in a range of materials. She grew up in the Niagara Region and has recently returned after many years of living in Montreal and Toronto. She has a B.A. and an M.A in English Literature.