She’s transformed the likeness of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra personas into illustrations bursting with kaleidoscopic vibrancy, and reimagined Singapore’s cityscapes into vivid works of art. One part tongue-in-cheek, many parts memorable, Melson’s intricate illustrations have been featured by Uniqlo, Facebook and more. Now part of a team called Lunch Money, a collective that injects life into co-working spaces through visually-arresting murals, the 35-year-old also spends her time dabbling in some aspects of fashion—her illustrations have adorned sneakers and bags, while her graphic t-shirts, iron-on patches and metal pins are worn by those in the know like a badge of honour.
Jacket, Prada. Patches, Melson’s own