23. Melissa Koch
6451 S Harding Ave, Clinton
By appointment only
Directions: From Hwy 525 in Clinton, turn onto Deer Lake Rd. Lt on Harding Ave. Blueschool Arts on lt.
My art practice focuses on creating multi dimensional art that experiments with diverse combinations of materials, methods and styles to promote curiosity and a consideration of the beauty of the natural world and our relationship to it. The pictorial language resulting from this kind of exploration enables me freedom from stylistic repetition and the limitations or security of working with a particular medium, allowing me to push at my own boundaries, to think outside of the box and follow my own vision. The ensuing journey opens up new ways of viewing the world from the mythological to the more scientific, from the micro to the macro, which in turn triggers inventive ways to use materials that best express the thread I am following. Much of my current work is a form of activism resulting from a love of nature and my concern around the increasing vulnerability and destruction of the environment. This emphasis has opened up whole new territories of exploration about the kind of materials I use in my artworks including the use of organic and re purposed materials