Digital Garden was an installation composed of a video projection and laser-printed photographs depicting Eastern Canadian butterflies and the plant species on which they depend. Indigenous plants have been planted on campus to attract local species of butterfly. Each plant favoured by butterflies has a medicinal use.
Mike MacDonald is of Mi’kmaq ancestry. Digital Garden coincided with the quincentennial of John Cabot’s arrival in Newfoundland. Given this historical context, Digital Garden may be understood as an ecological metaphor for decolonization and healing.