Mel's world is made up of textures and layers. She is energized by the reaction and the texture that is created on metal when it is distorted by heat, pounding or painting. Metal doesn't move easily and Mel loves the coaxing of it to give it a tactile life. She becomes impelled to produce structure and density where there once was smoothness. Of all her tools, her favorites are an old railroad tail and a chewed up copper mallet. When she uses these tools they create her personal marks and textures that are individual only to her work.
A Glance Outward 30 x 40
Submerged 16 x 16
The Sun Will Shine 30 x 30
Late Dawn 12 x 12
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