Artist Melanie Yazzie

Contemporary artist Melanie Yazzie

Collecting Things

As seen in her interview, artist Melanie Yazzie is never at a loss for ideas because she collects objects and images for a wall of inspiration in her studio.

In my home studio space, I collect a lot of sort of knick-knacks from different places, and I’m really inspired by antiques, different really special objects and the collecting of those objects and special things. And, when I’m at a point where I’m not sure how to move forward, I look at the inspiration wall…I look at those objects in my home.” - Melanie Yazzie

Does this quote spark a lesson idea for your classroom?

  • How can you and your students collect and display things or ideas for inspiration?
  • How can building a collection lead to comparison and critical thinking in your classroom?

Melanie Yazzie talks about collecting things, and how she is inspired by her collection.

Melanie Yazzie explica cómo organiza su estudio para facilitar su proceso de "pintar como alguien que hace grabados".