Rock Paper Scissors 18 March - 22 April West Ox Arts, Market Square, Bampton, OX18 2JH
BAW (Bucks Artweeks) 10th - 25th June
Melissa’s sculptural works explore a variety of differing processes, from the solidity of ciment fondu, to using fencing wire and delicate single strand ‘wire drawings’. Her inspiration comes from the countryside and nature. Making animals and quirky birds to celebrate the amazing creatures we share our world with. Melissa sometimes uses bright, unrealistic colours in her work, to bring a smile and challenge convention. She collects sea-glass, and discarded or broken metal items, and has begun incorporating these into some of her pieces.
A love of fabric and collage has lead to exploring combining these media, resulting in a series of wall hangings and stitched vessels, influenced by the sea and summer travels. And as a print-maker, she also creates individual collagraph pieces and linocuts, or combines these to produce a variety of delicate wall pieces.
Melissa loves the individual outcomes of using different techniques to allow the spirit of the piece to find its own voice.