Stephen Melton lives and works between Ramsgate and London, UK. He graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 1987 and then the Royal College of Art in 1988.
Melton produces sculpture and installations in mixed media, including bronze, resins and found objects. He has long had an interest in ecology and humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Using beauty to engage audiences with complex moralities that arise through our day to day lives, his work is purposefully paradoxical and challenging by design. Road kill is appropriated into religious iconography whilst animals that have died within the pet trade are turned into Christmas decorations.
The strength of his artistic ability has lead to public commissions around the world and his work can be found in many private collections.
His work has recently been featured in publications including The Secrets of Bronze Casting and The Ghosts of Gone Birds, published by Bloomsbury.