Potter, leather worker, jeweller, weaver — Melanie Liles has, at some point in her 17-year career, done it all.

Ever the experimenter, the Edmonton native continues to expand and refine her skill set through the use of new mediums and techniques. But one art form, drawing, always pulls her back.

"Fine art, for me, is a very natural and almost instant form of expression," says Liles.

Her series of hand-carved linoleum prints, with gold and copper leaf detail, explores the fragility of human connection. The floating bodies of faceless women evoke a sense of alienation, inspired by the artist's own experience as an observer of the outside world.

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