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Mel Cross

“For me it’s all about the line; created from the dot – from no-where. What fascinates, drives, enthrals and compels me to create is that point of nothingness. No thought, idea, concept. Empty nothingness from where the dot creates the line, line creates form, form creates solidity – matter. The nothing, the empty, spews forth time after time; image after image. No thought or filter of the mind. From the void to creation via the line. Whether the line comes from pencil, paint, charcoal, scratched, drawn or painted it doesn’t matter. I am a conduit which brings nothingness into form.

Through my work I try to capture ‘essence’. I don’t try to illustrate the physical nature of form – we can experience this via our senses. I try to capture the essential nature of form. The inter-dimensional resonance – the imprint the physical makes in the Universe.

If I keep out of the process and allow the creative process filter-less, unguided, un-manipulated expression, the art lives and is created by itself. It becomes what it is through its own energy, its own vibration, its own direction. I provide the hand, the materials and the unquenchable thirst to create. If I begin to try and consciously manipulate the work it dies. So I keep conscious thought in check, and allow the work to speak for itself.”

Mel is a self-taught artist living, thinking, exploring and creating in The Cotswolds……