You Have Never Lived an Unloved Moment*

 

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

For some reason, love can all too often be a force that we doubt.  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

Your Promise My Peace
Your Promise My Peace

Melanie Spinks Artist Your Promise My Peace Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" Sold

Your Covenant With Me
Your Covenant With Me

Melanie Spinks Artist Your Covenant with Me Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 30" x 30" $1200

Your Covenant With Me
Your Covenant With Me

Melanie Spinks Artist Your Covenant with Me Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 30" x 30" $1200

I Will Fight To Remember
I Will Fight To Remember

Melanie Spinks Artist When Doubts Come I Will Fight To Remember Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 30" x 30" $1200

I Will Fight To Remember
I Will Fight To Remember

Melanie Spinks Artist When Doubts Come I Will Fight To Remember Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 30" x 30" $1200

I Will Fight To Remember
I Will Fight To Remember

Melanie Spinks, Artist When Doubts Come I Will Fight To Remember Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 30" x 30" $1200

Your Love Suffers
Your Love Suffers

Melanie Spinks, Artist Your Love Suffers Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" $500

Wait for Me
Wait for Me

Melanie Spinks, Artist Wait for Me, Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" $500

Through A Glass Darkly
Through A Glass Darkly

Melanie Spinks, Artist Through A Glass Darkly Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" $500

Tell Him I Am Sick With Love
Tell Him I Am Sick With Love

Melanie Spinks, Artist Tell Him I Am Sick With Love Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 30" x 30" Sold http://craftsmansdaughter.com

There When I Didnt Believe It
There When I Didnt Believe It

Melanie Spinks, Artist There When I Didnt Believe It, Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" Sold

Remind Me Who You Are
Remind Me Who You Are

Melanie Spinks, Artist Remind Me Who You Are, Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" Sold

Reality Of Ever Present Love
Reality Of Ever Present Love

Melanie Spinks, Artist Reality Of Ever Present Love, Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" $500

Our Wedding Day Will Come
Our Wedding Day Will Come

Melanie Spinks, Artist Our Wedding Day Will Come, Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" Sold

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Melanie Spinks, Artist O Love That Will Not Let Me Go Copyright 2012 Mixed Media on Glass and Paper 30" x 30" $1200

Perceptions of His Love
Perceptions of His Love

Melanie Spinks Artist Perceptions of His Love, Copyright 2012 Photography and Silvered Glass Sold

In Your Light I See Light
In Your Light I See Light

Melanie Spinks, Artist In Your Light I See Light. Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" Sold

Faithful To Your Promise
Faithful To Your Promise

Melanie Spinks, Artist Faithful To Your Promise, Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" Sold

Distortion Of My Defense
Distortion Of My Defense

Melanie Spinks Artist Your Promise My Peace Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" Sold

Your Promise My Peace
Your Promise My Peace

Melanie Spinks Artist Your Promise My Peace Copyright 2012 Mixed Media Metals on Glass and Paper 16" x 16" Sold