Aquatic Invasion is a guide book to differentiating between invasive and native aquatic plants. I designed, wrote, and illustrated the book for my Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis at the Cleveland Institue of Art in collaboration with the Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. With funding from the National Park Service, the book has been expanded and published.

Production of Aquatic Invasion culminated with an exhibit of the book and its original artwork at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Photos of the exhibit and selected pages from the book can be viewed in the gallery below. 

© 2019 by Melissa Logies

The Aquatic Invasion Exhibit

The centerpiece of the exhibit was a digital painting showing the progression of a healthy aquatic ecosystem to an invaded one.