Melina Haskel is a Manhattan-based art student who attends the Dwight-Englewood school in New Jersey. She primarily works with clay, and has expanded her range of mediums while attending the Oxbow School in Napa, California for a semester. She gravitates to bright colors and blocky patterns, often portraying objects and people in an abstracted manner. Melina’s interest in historic and contemporary treatments for mental illness has informed her recent work. For Oxbow’s Final Project, she has chosen to create a nine-panel acrylic painting to capture her feelings of grieving lost time.