Mermaid Boyfriend is the work of Mel McMichael, a textile artist originally from Prince Edward Island, but now based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She draws inspiration from her Atlantic Canadian upbringing, often using images of the beaches and the forests in her
work. Her love of the natural extends into her pieces, as she focuses on sustainable materials and natural dyes. Her current work explores themes of fragility. The vulnerability of the environment, the body, and the mind, are reflected in the impermanent medium of
textiles and organic dyes.