On the Cover | Nov. 13, 2019

learn about Volume One's cover art from Melissa Burke

“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

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.