by Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 9 April 2010

I first saw the work of artist Melissa Webb at an exhibit at the H&H Building in Baltimore. She had converted the sub-roof space of the building into a colorful, vaguely frightening installation of rope ladders, spikes, and colorful flags draped everwhere to make the place look like Swiss Family Robinson’s treehouse if it had been built by post-apocalyptic anarchist pirates.

Webb has a knack for using stage and costume design to bring a tinge of the fantastic into the real world. She also sells some rather affordable handmade jewelry at her Etsy store.