Catherine Mellinger Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Catherine Mellinger
Live in: Waterloo, ON, Canada
Artworks for sale: 24.00
Catherine Mellinger Artist Bio:
"Catherine Mellinger's orbs are portals, vehicles and objects in the barren work of her creation. They are her medium of experimentation, spanning form the very real ... to the very surreal. Because of their ambiguity, they're able to fit almost every scenario she puts them in ... They feel like memory; barely tangible, offering only one or two pieces of the puzzle. The blank page feels like a landscape ready to be filled with ripe imaginings. Although it is empty, it is an inviting emptiness." - Ariane Fairlie, Issue 10 Kolaj Magazine My work blends paper with ink, pencil and watercolour to create images that allow glimpses of life experience as they are imagined rather than lived. By using play as a central focus, I work using a phenomenological approach to allow the works to, in a sense, create themselves. This allows my pieces to emerge in the moment, with more honesty and, hopefully, less censorship. Through collage, I can create reflections on my life from a subconscious place that includes not only my struggles, challenges, joys and hopes, but also the implications of the political and social climate in which I live by using media which reflects our world documented. More recent works have focused on my journey into motherhood and the dichotomy on both the emotional and physical plain; having always had a strong desire to have children, but having also lived a life of both high anxiety and chronic physical pain. Love, amazement, and joy meet fear, doubt and, at times, debilitation.