A Different Kind Of Blue

While making art with terminally ill patients at the Mercy Hospice, I came to know Ingi, Eleanoa and Mele, who worked as cleaners and in the hospital kitchen. These women are gorgeous, and yet they work almost invisibly, like so many women working in Auckland’s hospitals, hospices and nursing homes.

I decided to celebrate these friends, and make the invisible well and truly visible by painting “A Different Kind of Blue”…a series of works, some very large, exploring my perceptions of how my life and theirs overlapped for a time.

Gallery interior
Catalogue cover
Not so blue
Not so blue 2
Blue moment
Melissa Anderson Scott
Current Work
Thread of Narrative
Secret History
Inspired by Jazz
Blue period
Different Kind of Blue