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Mel Kelly

Mel Kelly is an abstract map artist from the Kansas City area.

Her latest “Get Lost” series of hand-dyed, abstract maps symbolizes adventure, freedom and self-empowerment.

"Get Lost"

A Series of Original Abstract Maps

Map Your Dreams And Go​

Our “homing beacon” is often strongest when we are lost. This abstract map collection explores allowing your mind to get lost - asking questions about your life and all the things you wish for the most.


Once you realize what's pulling you, you can map out your path and go. :)

These maps are a guide to your own adventure, freedom and self-empowerment.

Pieces from this series are all hand-dyed and can be found in collections from the tropical island of Maui to NYC.

The Maps

The Process

Abstract Cartography

These maps are fictional. They tell a story. Mel calls this abstract cartography



The 100% cotton, archival quality canvas is hand-dyed using Mel's custom River Painting Dye Method.

Multiple Layers

The dyeing process takes multiple layers, heat, different color mixtures and ink to attain the final result.

Inked Shorelines

The shorelines and islands must be carefully drawn on by hand to create the final map.

The Process

Your Story

Your Adventure Awaits.

Mel's work can be found in collections from the island of Maui to NYC.

Add a map to your own collection today.

The Story
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