“In her series, based on the theme of WANDERLUST, Del Pinto makes us travel in the quiet depth of space that feels like the present, but is tinged with nostalgia. Oil painting is the dominant medium of Del Pinto, but the impulsive addition of aerosol adds spontaneity and a contemporary touch to traditional painting. For Del Pinto, birds symbolize the fleetingness of time. Her frames are meticulously carved pieces of the past: toy soldiers and dinosaurs, seashells, souvenirs of our travels by the ocean, and silk flowers from the interior gardens of our grandmothers are all juxtaposed with the birds they surround.”

DÉCOVER Magazine is Montreal's leading visual-arts magazine. Del Pinto's painting was featured on the cover of DÉCOVER Magazine #12 (special edition).
http://decovermag.com/artistes/melissa-del-pinto/