Emerging Ideas

Mellissa Fisher

Mellissa Fisher is a London based artist whose background stems from an interest in the interrelationships between fine art, illustration and science. Her most recent works consist of a deep exploration of the connections between nature and the human body.

Mellissa Fisher: Microbial Me, 2015

Mellissa Fisher: Microbial Me, 2015

Mellissa Fisher: Microbiological Portrait, in collaboration with Kitti Edwards, Frederick Bell & Dr Mark Clements 2013

Mellissa Fisher: Microbiological Portrait, in collaboration with Kitti Edwards, Frederick Bell & Dr Mark Clements 2013

Mellissa Fisher: Microfloral Femunculus, in collaboration with Dr Mark Clements & Dr Richard Harvey

Mellissa Fisher: Microfloral Femunculus, in collaboration with Dr Mark Clements & Dr Richard Harvey

Mellissa Fisher: Microfloral Femunculus, 2015

Mellissa Fisher: Microfloral Femunculus, 2015

Mellissa Fisher: Cress,  in collboration with Dr Mark Clements & Dr Richard Harvey

Mellissa Fisher: Cress, in collboration with Dr Mark Clements & Dr Richard Harvey

Artist Statement

I am a London based artist whose background stems from an interest in the interrelationships between fine art, illustration and science. My most recent works consist of a deep exploration of the connections between nature and the human body. I have been experimenting with using agar as a sculpting medium, producing bacterial portraits, which live and die, representing the ecosystem of the life cycle.

I am currently studying a Masters Degree at Central Saint Martins, where I have just finished my first year. I have been exploring the wonders of nature and how growing cress seeds inside an agar sculpture can distort and reshape the original structure.

I am sponsored by Thermofisher Scientific whilst collaborating with two Scientists, one from Kings College London, Dr Richard Harvey and one from the University of Westminster, Dr Mark Clements. Current works can be found at The Eden Project : Invisible you – The Human Microbiome.

www.mellissafisher.com

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One Response to “Mellissa Fisher”

  1. Steven Faivus
    December 14, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

    Very nice! I am teaching high school biology and art and you are getting to that intersection! Can we get there in time. I just showed my class the BBC video Clever Monkey on youtube. The images and concepts are hauntingly beautiful and illuminating. Maybe check out my science arts website at: http://www.singingscientific.com
    Collaboration between artists, scientists, and educators will lead the way!

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