“I began my love affair with sculpture in my very first sculpture class with Tony Jones and Stuart Elliot as my sculpture teachers many years ago. I have not looked back and now have public artworks both locally and internationally. I really get a kick out of being a part of outdoor group exhibitions such as Sculpture at Bathers that bring sculpture to the people and artists to each other.
My practice explores the juxtaposition of organic and delicate forms such as flowers, seeds and pods with large-scale, robust, welded metal forms.
I seek to find the hidden truths of Mother Nature and Feminine Divine. Intrinsically intertwined, they dance and weave their magic, creating a rhythm of life, revealing intricate patterns, colour and textures.
Flowers are Mother Nature’s gifts. They represent her unconditional love for us despite the destruction we unleash upon the earth… Flowers are one of her many signs of hope, to encourage us to stop and realise what we are doing….”
To see the world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wildflower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and
Eternity in an hour….
Featured WorkVoyager's Tale
- Year: 2020
- Materials: Concrete, canvas
- Size: 50 x 550 x 800 cm
- Price: POA
Melanie Maclou’s public artworks are inspired by Mother Nature. This installation honours the awe-inspiring, gentle giants that frolic off the coast of Western Australia. (It's a fluke when you see a whale’s tail).