'Joya: arte + ecología' residency, summer 2015

Last July, artist Melissa Marks traveled again to Cortijada Los Gázquez , Vélez Blanco, Spain for her fourth residency with the arts organization Joya: arte + ecología, continuing the series of works and research she has been developing in the area in collaboration with the institution.

 Studio at Cortijada Los Gázquez.

Studio at Cortijada Los Gázquez.

 Artist's drawings in the studio.

Artist's drawings in the studio.

  Sunburst  installation detail.

Sunburst installation detail.

 Village of Vélez Blanco, Almería.

Village of Vélez Blanco, Almería.

 Castillo de Vélez Blanco.  The castle of Don Pedro Fajardo y Chacón stands above the town.

Castillo de Vélez Blanco. The castle of Don Pedro Fajardo y Chacón stands above the town.

 Entrance to the Castle.

Entrance to the Castle.

 Melissa Marks in the Castle’s “Patio de Honor”.

Melissa Marks in the Castle’s “Patio de Honor”.

 Panoramic view of the Patio.

Panoramic view of the Patio.

 Melissa Marks and Simon Beckmann (Director of  Joya: arte + ecología ) in the Convento de San Luis, Vélez Blanco.

Melissa Marks and Simon Beckmann (Director of Joya: arte + ecología) in the Convento de San Luis, Vélez Blanco.