Noëlle Maline’s work is about documenting transparent things and recording imaginary communication into something that is tangible: Decoding stories, illustrating the gray area and navigating dreams.
Her most recent works entail creating narrative mixed media collages involving paint, ink, old photographs, hand cut outs and drawings: Translating static, echos and sound waves from somewhere in the back of the mind.
Noelle grew up in Long Beach, Ca.. Her mother was a writer and librarian. She would would bring home old books to fill the house up to the ceiling. Her father researched history and was good with numbers. Her older brother worked in a book shoppe and collected rocks out by the old mines. Coming from a family of collectors, they would bring back obsolete findings from various road trips – to be displayed all over the house. Noelle learned early on that Everything had a story.. And that some of the most interesting ones were of the unknown and untold.
Noelle lives and works in Los Angeles, CA