Mary Melikian


Underwater Scene
(from Along the Way series)
22 x 28 inches

When I was very young, my mother used to repeat a phrase which has a beautiful resonance. Whenever a breeze would blow through the trees, she would look up in an attitude of praise and say, "I love your Source."

Indeed the Source of all creation and any creative effort comes from God whose Spirit moves us in ways that we often do not comprehend, but we feel the "breeze" and we can say, "I love your Source."

It is in this way that I approach the canvas, and my marks and colors transform the two dimensional surface. As an artist, I work with my hands, mind and heart and express what I have seen, felt and heard and rely on The Holy Spirit to lead the way.

The name I have given the retrospective "Along the Way" reflects my contribution to the people, places, and things that have been on my journey. For me the journey is from everlasting to everlasting and by the Grace of God I look forward to continuing an art and faith walk and at my last breath say: "I love your Source."