Mel Fraser is a sculptor specialising in stone. Equally at home working on abstract or figurative pieces, she has worked from a variety of studios in and around Cambridge, UK since the mid-nineties. Mel has worked in Carrara and Pietrasanta in Italy, at the quarries and stone yards in Kilkenny, Ireland and has a long collaboration with members of the Shona tribe from Zimbabwe. Her work is held by collectors and corporate clients all over the world and a recent commission saw one of her Angel Wings installed in Frank Gehry’s Opus Building in Hong Kong.
A moment to let the mind go free. To explore. Here there are no boundaries to confine the process that when fuelled becomes a ball of fire. A force that knows no limits.
From the cuevas of Granada to the ferias of Seville, from the bodegas of Jerez to the chiringuitos of Malaga the undeniable force of the proud women of flamenco stamp and swirl, their costumes ruffle and whirl. The plaintive songs of the Gitano people, their struggles and sufferings inspired my new collection of work for on form 22. The duende, the inner force that drives flamenco and the arranque, a spontaneous outburst of emotion from the performers propels the flow and movement of the stone.