Melissa Carey is an established Contemporary Artist born in Perth WA, and currently resides in the Gold Coast, QLD. After completing her visual art studies in 2006, she worked in Project Management, Quality Assurance and Training in several industries for 12 years, while she continued her art practice part time. In 2013, she took the plunge to follow her art career full time, successfully undertaking art commissions and art projects within the community.
Her style is intricate, detailed; contemporary in it’s various forms of sculpture; installation art, balancing her feminine elements of rope; textiles with her masculine elements of timber; metal, and encompasses themes of connection. She has a strong focus on managing all elements of her projects from design concepts, fabrication and installation, and has a hands-on approach to making her artwork. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and encouraging creativity through teaching, and has taught thousands of people at her art; modern craft workshops in her studio; events Australia-wide.
2021 SWELL ARTWORK – The Spiral of Life, Melissa Carey
The helical spiral, as found in nature, is essentially the transmission of energy, radiating out and drawing in, infinitely and eternally. Therefore we exist in nature, flowing with energy, and as we connect with each other, it creates an infinite flow of energy and unity – the very essence of life itself flowing through us.
When viewed from the front, viewers will see a spiraling circle, where the ocean meets the sky – a portal into another world.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.