On the Cover | Nov. 13, 2019
learn about Volume One's cover art from Melissa Burke
Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a message.
“Rooftop Towers” by Melissa Burke
Photograph – Archival Giclee, 2018, 14x14”
Melissa Burke is a Wisconsin native who loves to travel and explore. She has road-tripped solo from coast to coast, and documents every journey with her camera.
“This image was taken in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood on a cold, dreary March day. I think rooftop water towers represent human ingenuity at its best; quintessential urban metal structures, perched precariously atop tall buildings, holding the most natural fluid substance necessary for life – water. The beautiful mix of curved and straight lines drew me from the street, up a spiraling stairwell and onto the windy roof, to quickly compose my picture and whisk away before anyone even knew I was there. I was fascinated with medium format film at the time, and shot the composition with Yashica Mat 124 Twin Lens Reflex. The film was later scanned and printed digitally.” – The Artist