Finding myself to be a new mother, I took it upon myself to advance my understanding of the esoteric and integrate it into my physical world. Questioning how I could do this with the truest vision, my dreams became vivid realities of my daughter and I painting on canvases. I took it upon myself to paint for 365 days.
During this period of self discovery and while breastfeeding, I found myself on the deepest discovery of my own voice. Recreating images, colors, and symbolism around the spiritual journey that I was having, I was born again in my artistry.
This series is of the many phases and periods in my life where I found wisdom and transformed. Over the course of these paintings, I found myself remembering again and again who I truly was, which is at the core, the divine mother and creator.
Poise- Mel Bikowski 2015
Becoming one with the Mountain- Mel BIkowski 2015
City Girl- Mel BIkowski 2015
Confidence- Mel Bikowski 2015
Dainty- Mel Bikowski 2015
Storm- Mel BIkowski 2015
Bird Garden- Mel Bikowski 2015
Girl in a Nightclub- Mel Bikowski 2015
Spider- Mel Bikowski 2015
Spirit Totem- Mel Bikowski 2015
Kodamas- Mel Bikowski 2015
Urban Unicorn- Mel Bikowski 2015
Most inspired by the transformation of Nature itself, I find that exploring the symbols, signs, and beauty of the cycles of nature can bring forth clarity into our own lives. At this point in my life, I am certain that our beings are symbiotic to our external world. As I developed a relationship with my daughter in the gardens near our house, my internal world developed a relationship with the paint, unveiling natural shapes, consciousness, and harmony through these works.
Bones- Mel Bikowski 2016
Cosmos- Mel Bikowski 2016
I give you Beauty for Ashes- Mel Bikowski 2016
Joyful Love- Mel Bikowski 2016
Light Pervades Everything Else- Mel Bikowski 2016
Lotus Garden- Mel Bikowski 2016
Mountain Home in Wintertime- Mel Bikowski 2016
Mountain Spirit- Mel Bikowski 2016
Rose Garden- Mel BIkowski 2016
Sisters- Mel Bikowski 2016
This series of works has been developed over the last couple of years through seasons of exploration in the Virginia National Parks and through working with the Akashic Records. The series honors the fluidity properties of water and the symbolic representation of my dream and psychological landscape. I seek to recreate the cyclical messages of my intuition and dream world by showing the deeper themes of the ocean. Using the Ocean as a perspective, it is both feminine, fluid, intuitive, and mysterious. The mission and story of these are works continues to answer the open-ended question of divine truth that I find is experienced when we begin to act in alignment with nature.
These vibrant, colorful, abstract works were created during a time that I was facing more self discovery through meditation and magical rituals. In my dreams, my daughter and I were swimming deep in the depths of the ocean and I was playing with many mermaids. In the physical world, I was dealing with a lot of grief and learning emotional balance. As I found more about myself, my connection with Ocean and the Cosmos became very strong. I feel that they are one in the same. A vast mystery of beauty that when unlocked can reveal so much about ourselves.
As an Abstract Artist, I like to paint moments in nature that connect with memory and consciousness. This series I worked on was for the basis theme of the cosmos and the oceans being a reflection of one another's space and energy.
The original paintings were on display in my Art Show, Nameless, An Exploration of Form that ran from August 5th- September 6th, 2017
A Sunny Day in the Botanical Gardens- Mel Bikowski 2017
Cotton Candy Miracles- Mel Bikowski 2017
Expanding the Wheel of Karma- Mel Bikowski 2017
Floating Reef- Mel Bikowski 2017
Intuitive Tides- Mel Bikowski 2017
Light Pervades Everything Else- Mel Bikowski 2017
Nereids Song- Mel Bikowski 2017
Oceanids- Mel BIkowski 2017
It's a Jungle Out There- Mel Bikowski 2017
Somewhere where Love is Like Breathing- Mel Bikowski 2017
Stay Wild- Mel Bikowski 2017
2017 Moon Collage
My new series of collages are a great outlet to capture the emotional tides of different feelings I have during my Moon Meditations and Rituals. The monthly Full Moon Meditations that I held at my studio allowed me to connect wisdom, clarity, and community all together. These collages also allowed me to develop another creative thesis that connected gardens, the ocean, and the cosmos.
As an artist & guardian of mermaids, one of the most important rituals in my life is to follow the Moon Cycles and Meditate on them. It allows me to keep my energy aligned in a deep flow and connection with my cosmogony and continues to keep me focused on the journey of being an aware human.
I am dedicated to learning and meditating through the Akashic Records and healing the energy in my Causal Body, which is a layer of our auras.
These archival prints are on archival somerset velvet giclee fine paper and measures 8x10inches. They are for sale in my art store.
Moon Magic- Mel Bikowski 2017
Lunar Gaze- Mel Bikowski 2017
Flower Magic- Mel Bikowski 2017
Expanding Heart Chakra- Mel Bikowski 2017
Mel Bikowski & Lotus Collaborations
This is the co-creation gallery of Lotus Heartsong & Mel Bikowski. Our collaborative works have been developed over the last year through seasons of joy, laughter, tears, gain, and loss. The series represents our developing friendship and shared core message in our own work. The natural and psychological worlds around us are already so beautiful that it is hard to contribute much more, but rather we seek to recreate and celebrate the Earth’s most natural forms. The paintings echo the cycles of nature’s patterns and best represent the themes of deeper spirituality in emotional depth, wisdom, harmony, and balance. It is easy for the artists to oscillate between perspectives and find that expression in terms of a visual artist is most ideal. The mission and story of this exhibition communicates an open-ended question in remembrance of the psychological form of our truest nature.