Mel McMichael is a textile artist from Prince Edward Island based in Montreal, Quebec. Her love of the natural extends into her materials, as she focuses on sustainable materials and organic 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.
Demyelination by Mermaid Boyfriend
Each knit stitch is like a grain of sand in an hourglass, a visual representation of the time it takes to loop the yarn around the needle and pull it through. This piece is a meditation on the demyelination of neurons that occurs over time in patients with Huntingdon's Disease. Using a variety of knitting techniques, and visible mending, this piece explores the connection between time, construction, and deconstruction.
Friday & SATURDAY 10am-10pm at The Charlotte Street Arts Centre