Melaina Todd

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Melaina Todd
Lure, 2016
installation

> Barnacle Records window, 290 3rd Avenue <

Lure is a light installation utilizing screen-printed wallpaper and black lights. The display is meant to generate thoughtfulness towards the shortening of days and the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or “winter blues.” This includes depression, irregular sleeping patterns and overeating; symptoms that many people struggle with in varying degrees. In many cases, sufferers of SAD are prescribed light therapy. The window display at Barnacle Records is aglow with graphics of fictional microorganisms generating luminescence for pedestrians at night. These creatures are heavily influenced by the biological research and drawings of Ernst Haeckel, a German biologist, philosopher and artist.

Artist Melaina Todd has been making large scale prints at the Kamloops Printmakers
Co-op for three years. She is a graduate of Thompson Rivers University, Gallery Installation Assistant and former Art Instructor at the Kamloops Art Gallery and. In 2015 she travelled to Gatineau, Quebec for a research residency on flight.