Ink on 280 gsm Linen textured paper
A digital partner to this piece is available (Without)

Both this image and it’s mate (Within) are representational of my emotions and thoughts of insecurity and fear that goes with showing them to others. I hide away behind my art because I lack self confidence to let people see the real me. These two pieces also represent the duality of my nature, having frequent and severe Bi-polar swings.

FEATURED in ‘The Patchwork’ July, 2009
FEATURED in ‘Spectacular Spirals’ August, 2009
FEATURED in ‘Artists Universe’ April, 2012


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  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

    Great work Mel! Great t-shirt concept!

  • Your quick Kim, I’ve only just got back in to see it myself. I thought about T Shirts, but I have NO IDEA how to go about that, maybe I’ll have to learn. Cheers Mel

    – MelDavies

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 5 years ago

    You’re so very talented Mel…………….Great work!!

  • Thank you, appreciate such a lovely compliment, wow.

    – MelDavies

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    lovely work…

  • Sincere thanks for your comments.

    – MelDavies

  • Sharon Brady
    Sharon Bradyalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic work!! Your work continues to impress me!!:D

  • Thanks so much Sharon, regards Mel

    – MelDavies

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgatealmost 5 years ago

    Very cool Mel!!

  • Thanks Alexandra. Appreciate the feedback.

    – MelDavies

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucalmost 5 years ago

    So beautiful work, love it !

  • Thanks so much, enjoyed our virtual cup of coffee with Frannie the other day. You must feel very proud to have been featured, your work is very special. Cheers Mel

    – MelDavies

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucalmost 5 years ago

    Indeed, I’m very proud to have been featured ! Mel, thank you again for coming to my reception !

  • More than welcome, I wish I could get to more, the times just never seem to line up. Cheers

    – MelDavies

  • SlayerX
    SlayerXalmost 5 years ago

    Should go on a t shirt, nice

  • I’m not sure how to do that yet, I’ll work on it. Thanks

    – MelDavies

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice design.. Yes.. it would make a terrific Tee.

  • THanks so much.

    – MelDavies

  • Gary Heald LRPS
    Gary Heald LRPSalmost 5 years ago

    Love the pairing with without. (Yin and yangs come to mind)

  • Yep finding that balance can be a challenge.

    – MelDavies

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