With cut metal and paper, Melanie Dankowicz unites traditional motifs with
contemporary themes, balancing the flow of lines with the depth of space. She enjoys integrating text in design, bringing out the beauty of letters and the essence of their message. Compositions include tableware, sculptures and framed art. In metal, her pieces are designed to be viewed from all angles. Once lasercut, they are brushed, glass-blasted, or anodized to a smooth finish to achieve functionality, utility and beauty. Melanie’s work is sold in museum shops and fine arts galleries across the country. Educated at Cornell University and the University of Maryland, Melanie draws inspiration from the countryside of Illinois, where she resides with her family.