Mellissa Fisher’s practice combines a number of disciplines across art and science; her interests lie in the interrelationships between illustration, print making, sculpture and living organisms. Mellissa’s research is heavily based on the invisible world and the connections with nature and the self, exploring what it is to be human and how to represent science through visual art. She poses questions to an audience regarding their relationship with their bodies as well as their link to nature by creating living works of art.
Mellissa’s practice has developed through creating bacterial sculptures of her own body, into an exploration of mycology and slime mould, to represent the idea that our bodies are an ecosystem. Using the body as a landscape for growing and hosting different organisms, her research continues to focus on the unseen and the invisible. She is also an Illustrator, print maker, curator and sculptor, focusing on the human body and specialising in casting to create copies of her invisible self and physical self.