Melissa Martinez's Why Should I Be So Sad? at Scottsdale Belle Tower
Why Should I Be So Sad?/Courtesy of Melissa Martinez

"That's what this piece is about," says Tempe artist Melissa Martinez. "I went from having one of the worst times of my life to having one of the best."

Melissa Martinez's Why Should I Be So Sad? at Scottsdale Belle Tower


The Tempe-based artist just finished installing her latest public work titled, 

Why Should I Be So Sad?

 at the

 Scottsdale Belle Art Tower,

 a main entrance into the 

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.

The piece, she says, was originally inspired by an emotionally draining time about a year ago, when three of her family members faced serious health issues. 

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