Morgan Elvington Walker received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Clemson University. While studying abroad in Orvieto, Italy she obtained the nickname Melvin G. which comes from her first initial and part of her maiden name. The name stuck and became her signature on all of her work. She currently lives in Florence, South Carolina with her husband, Michael, daughter, Liza and son, Ward.
All of my work focuses on control. I have observed the stark contrast of my father’s awareness of his declining penmanship due to Parkinson’s Disease with my young daughter’s oblivion to her lack of control. I try to emulate the intentionality of his tiny marks with the freeness of her large chaotic scribbles into my abstract work. There is a beautiful and natural balance in the two forming a unique paper background, which I then cut and form into collages allowing me to apply a fresh form of control into each and every piece.