Author Profile
Mellanee Goodman

Mellanee Goodman resides in Asheville, North Carolina. She is currently enrolled in the Warren Wilson College Master of Arts program in Critical Craft Studies. In much of her research Goodman explores the historic and contemporary representation of Afro-American craft in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.


For Ruberto, the aesthetic of her work is a sensorial experience that coincides with the sound and feeling one acquires during a quaint moment of twilight, an atmospheric stillness when one reawakens into a new part of the day. Illustrated on much of Ruberto’s work is a vegetative element that can be attributed to the subtle essence of fog.