Melanie GuyArtist, Maker, Consultant
My influences come from all natural things. I lived on a boat for three years and sailed, so impressions of the elements and the environment are within my direct experience. Much of my work reflects this time. Light animates the surface of the pewter that I use, but is ethereal and resembles transient and delicate qualities in the balance of the natural world. Like the light, our empathy with nature waxes and wanes – possibly a post-industrial whim or a dangerous fact? In an abstract mode I use a universal language that is devoid of cultural reference, to recognise nature's plight, promote a review of her beauty and celebrate her amazing ability to regenerate.
|Location||South West England, South West|
|Activities||Practice-based research, Workshops, Private commissions, Events management, Visual arts consultancy|
|Artforms / type of project||Project, Environment, Intervention, Metalwork, Sculpture|
|Tags||sea fluidity modular environment natural play design wallwork, relief exhibition|
News & Events
Developing more work on plankton and the 'floating world'.
Working on sculptural series - on pollution of the seas and exploring wood as a sculptural medium.