Melinda Willis is a Canberra-based emerging artist who works with kiln-formed glass, mixed media and installation. She completed her undergraduate degree in Adelaide at the University of South Australia in 2008 and then relocated to Canberra in 2010, where she graduated with First Class Honours from the Australian National University School of Art Glass Workshop. In Melindas recent work, she has been developing a series of kiln-formed glass sculptures that examine the materiality of architectural glass through its transparency, reflectivity and optic qualities. These enquiries have built upon a body of work that investigates sheet glass as a vehicle for experiential and perceptual encounters. She surveys ubiquitous urban spaces by way of their reflections and transfers these digital observations to fused and slumped sheet glass planes that are layered one upon the other, building complex, almost live imagery. These often large- scale installations invite the viewer to experience a phenomenon that is so often overlooked in the everyday urban landscape.
Installation shot 'Space Dissolving', Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, 2012
Reflected Reality III (2012), Kiln-formed and Cold-worked Glass, 80cm x 220cm x 25cm
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