Mel Alves

Hibiscus Syriacus

Shipping Info
    • Mixed media sculpture 
    • 28 x 11 x 28 in.
    • © 2017
    • Free-standing sculpture
  • "Hibiscus Syriacus"- This flower is native to much of Asia but was wrongfully categorized as a Syrian native flower. It symbolizes "eternity" and "inexhaustible abundance". The physical and intellectual Art of deception 


    Mel Alves is a visual artist living in San Francisco, CA. Alves was born in December 1983 San Jose, California (USA) but raised in Portugal.  

    On her recent work- Urban Jungle- Alves focuses on current social and cultural issues, such as Gun violence and Culture of fear. She addresses how we are losing core human values, being consumed by a Society that is built around power, greed, individuality and deception. Alves has been creating animal taxidermy inspired trophies made of toy guns, describing paradoxes between hunter and prey, power and powerless, violence and protection, toy and weapon.  

    Alves has also been painting “animal masks” where she explores the relation between animal instinct and our deepest inner self, viewed per the artist as our Essence.  

    Even though the art of Francis Bacon will always be what ignited her artistic pursuit, Alves has been mainly influenced by the interaction of Installation Art, the motion of Vídeo Art and the marginality of Street Art. Some of her favorite artists are Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramovic, Mathew Barney, Bill Viola and Banksy.  

    Since moving, on October 2011, from London UK, Melanie Alves decided to focus entirely on her Art, participating in various shows around town, including Wonderland sf, 111 Minna gallery, Spoke Art and Modern Eden.

Join our Email list
shipping

Shipping costs will be added at checkout. For an exact quote, please use the 'Quote Shipping' option and we will invoice you separately. If you would like to arrange a pickup, simply select the 'Gallery Pickup' option at checkout. For expedited rates, please contact the gallery.

We will do our best to get orders out in a timely manner in the order that they are placed.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime via email ( info@moderneden.com) or by phone (415) 956-3303 during regular business hours.

Thank you!