There is a feel of collective consciousness in Mel Kadel’s inspiring artwork. Warm, earthy tones, a wide range of beautifully drawn patterns and a repeated woman figure are basic elements of her work.
I found a very interesting interview of the artist for Fecal Face, where she states the reason this female figure often appears in her pieces: “I think the female(s) in my drawings are a lot of different people. I'm in there somewhere too, but it's not a story completely based around me. I use to draw more than just women, and i'm sure i will again, but over time she just became this reoccurring character that I gravitate towards these days. To me, It's like the scenes and struggles that she gets involved in, are more of what the drawing is about than she is. Her age and ethnicity is meant to be vague, to help not corner her into a stereotype. I really want people to relate to her and what she's conquering, more than her gender.”
Make sure to visit her site for more visual treasures!