Circles of Mourning comprises the second book of Luminous Bodies.
45 works on paper, varying from 9 ½ x 11 inches to 6 ½ by 9 inches.
"What Melinda has done in this particular series—this is just a small proportion of it—I’ve seen many more in her studio in New York—is to really center on what is the essence of not only Blake’s writings and his meanings in his writings but also the way he lived his life. Her works are Blakean not only in form but also in their philosophic relationship between the spiritual and the material worlds." - From the Foreward by Robin Hamlyn, Senoir Curator, Tate Collections.
“Luminous Bodies: Circles of Celebration by Melinda Camber Porter is full of remembrances of Franz Kline to Egon Schiele. How clever is Ms. Porter to make the wide end of the color spectrum so cool, and so tightly defined.” - Elizabeth Dutton Smith, Art Historian