Mel Douglas

Artist Statement


The simplicity of my work suggests stillness and silence, a meditation on the elements and concepts of light, space and time. 


My work explores both two and three dimensional kiln formed and three-dimensional blown works, layered with subtle engraved surfaces. 


I am interested in the space that surrounds an object, space that is able to hold and suspend. Exploring how objects balance and sit in space, holding on to that last moment of silence and stillness before they spill over. The engraved lines of light add to this tension, tilting the objects off center. This sense of anticipation generates tension between the object and the surrounding space.


Each line is a unique mark defining a physical shape; it is a contour, a stroke and an outline.

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