Melinda Jane - multidisciplinary artist
Observer, participant, companion, and explorer of the animate world.
Melinda Jane is a professional multidisciplinary artist, whose practice spans mixed media, printmaking, painting, textiles and the written word. She explores the intimate relationship to the Earth by connecting with the vulnerability, the stillness and the simple beauty of the natural world through her sensitive, intuitive artwork.
Melinda Jane’s creative practice is informed by a direct experience and reciprocal relationship with the natural world; exploring the intersubjective space between the felt sense of the body and the animate world, between light and dark, time and place, conscious and dream state, stillness and movement, and the inextricable links between these elements.
Through creative emergent process, she tends to the details of her exploration through symbols and motifs– a visual language that gently arises from her experience of being in the world, that is revealed through dreamlike layers of imagery, mark making and the manipulation of shapes, colour and pigment.
Melinda explores the nature of existential phenomenology and ecopsychology in relation to liminal states, memories, and connections to place.
“My art making explores the physical experience of being within nature that can provoke memory and the stillness of inner reflection. I don’t seek to document but rather to connect with a phenomenological sense of being in the world; employing familiar aspects of landscapes that suggest and resonate.
Informed by shapes and motifs of the natural environment and shadows of experience, as well as patterns and cycles of decay and regrowth, my intimate works invite the viewer into quiet contemplation and an unspoken dialogue with the details of the natural world as well as our own inward geography.”