“Kelly Mellos has put together a collection of lovely original oil paintings that show her personal quest toward inspiration,with each image drawn from a creative visualization. Each image is paired with a few words describing the inspiration behind it and some advice for others to achieve a life of creativity and appreciate what life has to offer. Every word makes it clear that Mellos believes in a life of empowerment, and she strives to use this collection of lovely works to help others open their minds to other creative paths. Becoming is broken into four parts consisting of awakening, underworld, rising, and new world with each to explore various themes about life, death, and beginnings.
Mellos has a writing style that’s lyrical and poetic which gives off the feeling as if you’re reading a story in quick quips.The first part is called “Awakening” and features images which represent the cycle of death and birth with the repeated image of dandelions and all images complementing each other in style. Some of the snippets of advice are reminiscent of words of wisdom which would be heard in an inspirational self-help guide. Advice offered includes tuning into your inner voice,self-discipline, and trusting in the small steps in life. Following that is”Underworld” which features the recurring image of a butterfly and poignant image of a well which represents a guide to an underworld and the offer to venture into depths you can’t see from the surface. This section is quick with only a few pieces of artwork, but each is stunning with advice speaking volumes about faith and transformation.”
Publisher : Kelly Mellos Fine Art (January 1, 2018)
Paperback, 120 pages