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© 2015-2019 by Melanie Spinks. All world rights reserved. Image copyrights are registered.

You Have Never Lived an Unloved Moment in Your Life*

 

This mixed media series speaks to constants which remain throughout nature’s rhythmic cycles. Light and shadow serve not only as elements of the works but subjects rendering night and day in harmony. Exploring phenomena of light and shadow, the ephemeral meets that which is eternal. Without beginning or end, the ring is a symbol of unbroken constancy throughout changing times and seasons. For this reason, the ring has been the symbol of unbroken love exchanged by lovers at the wedding vows.  Progressively growing and waning in value, the steadfastness of the ring’s presence with all that it signifies continues constant throughout the turn of the clock. The ring endures though movements in time alter its visual cast. Some images within the theme are obscured by distressed mirror, reflecting our filters which make love difficult to perceive. This body of work asks consideration of the eternal as well the light that one has within a place within a cycle. As a whole, they suggest trust in more than what our eyes can behold when discerning constants in an ever-changing world.

All Works are Mixed Media Metals on Paper under a Silvered Glass.

Dimensions are 30″ x 30″ and 12″ x 12″

Series Through the Watches of the Night are Sunprints Under Silvered Glass

 

*Title quote is from Sheila Walsh in a talk that took my breath away

 

Perceptions of His Love

This collection is from the show, You Have Never Lived An Unloved Moment, displayed with Artist on Fire for Piccolo Spoleto 2012 in Charleston, SC.  I photographed a wedding band whose image becomes obscured under silvered glass.  Love is often difficult to perceive and at times receive. Even though it can be thoroughly real and present, we can be prone to doubt through the defenses formed by our personal histories of hurt.  What’s interesting is that because the glass is highly reflective, if you look at your own reflection, you miss the ring entirely. It becomes a parable about looking beyond oneself (or not looking at self at all) to love others well, and to enable rest in the acceptance of love you have by God and others.

 

 

Because of the high reflectivity of the silvered glass, these images are difficult to photograph.  As you can see from the image on the left, the photographer's image reflects from straight on.  For others, I've tried to photograph from angled views.  These pieces change according to the atmospheric light around them and time of day.

Gallery

Watching for You in the Eastern Sky

30" x 30", Mixed Media with Silvered Glass, 2012

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