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Artist Karl Melton
Murphy, Texas, USA
The art I create is my exploration of the unanswerable question, “What is art?” And I find this exploration echoes my desire to know “What is God?” Art is my spiritual pursuit played out on canvas.
For me, simplicity unfolds from complexity. I paint a wrench, a fairly simple shape. There’s endless complexity in shadows, the reflected light and the interplay of color. I paint a fire hydrant, a flower, a banana – I become engrossed in the detail.
Like the fish whose entire life is spent at the bottom of the ocean, it has no awareness of water. Concepts like fluid, wet and splash are meaningless. We swim in the ocean of art and God and are oblivious. A frame around a canvas becomes a frame of reference that helps reveal the beauty we all are and we all live in.