By Sara Fanelli
This collection of Fanelli’s collage work and drawings serves as a peek into her private thoughts and dreams. As a children’s book author and illustrator, her words often mingle with images, typography becomes animate. Fanelli often draws what I think of as her sweet, though sometimes devious, imaginary friends – an onion-headed girl, little devils, and flying angels. Her colors are often primary and undiluted while her papers are found sheets of old lined notebooks, yellowed and sometimes torn. Her work is a wonderful blend of delight and melancholy that is always intimate and immediate.