Melissa Silk

Updated on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 12:21
Melissa Silk

I have lived on the land of the Darug people for most of my life and acknowledge with gratitude, that my own connection with country exists from a human perspective, decolonised, and very much influenced by the earth and the air, the flora and fauna, the sun, and the moon, and the stars. I design human experiences where the universal truth of mathematics collides with the joy of making, so together, we construct metaphors, with a singular aim: to remind us of the connectedness of all things and the responsibility we have to acknowledge and maintain those connections.

While I am an educator, collaborator, thinker, parent, sibling and friend, I have never branded myself as ‘artist’, although many people have told me that an artist is what I am. I call my practice ‘mindful making’. The items we make represent a myriad of forms in the natural world. They can be stars or seeds, beetles or birds, as small as phytoplankton and as big as the universe. 


Contributions to the Map:
The Art of Making Images