Melissa McCloud - Visual Artist

Garden Enchantments

For this installation I started with the gallery floor plan to map out a blue print for a constructed garden experience. Just as one would design an outdoor garden, I have created a mediated indoor garden space with reflections of beauty minus the dirt. The idea is rooted in actions I have already and continue to do in the world, starting with my own backyard gardens and stemming out from there. With the plight of pollinators being of growing concern, gardening not only helps them; it also makes me feel like a vital participant in this ecosystem of life. I believe that just by being ourselves, consciously taking actions to create the world we wish to see; we can all have a ripple effect.

Art Gallery, OU Southern, Ironton, OH
Oct. 1st - Oct. 29th
Portsmouth Daily Times