The Fast Bowler - Mela Cooke

About Mela Cooke

I have been influenced by two sculptors in particular, Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore, and their work has inspired me to employ strong lines and subtle gestures to make my sculptures come alive.

Working across various mediums, including marble and timber led to my appreciation for the beauty & timelessness of bronze, which has resulted in my work now solely being in this medium.

I find that my inspiration and love for people and animals are best expressed in bronze sculptures.

I enjoy the process of working in clay, with its sensual form of expression, which allows for different qualities of surface and line, negative space, motion and emotion.

The sculpture finally cast in bronze has a unique strength and beauty, and allows the figures to disclose a certain tension and suggestion of movement while maintaining subtle expression.