A healthy ecosystem has diverse organisms which have evolved to live work together for longer than humans have been around. Each organism has multiple roles and unique relationships with each other. Like people, plants develop social dynamics which bring out their character.

To study botany/ecology typically renders plants and our environment as an object; it is clinical and detached. My query was whether I could study ecology and botany, learning about the characters of plants and the relationships with those they live with, via art making with them.

Using plants of my environment, I collaborated with nature, engaging in a kind of conversation which reflects the relationships between elements of the ecosystem - consequently telling the history of this land, and my place within it.

All work available as prints

Printed on Cotton

 

Custom sizes and framing available

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Azure Kingfisher

Azure Kingfishers. Golden bellied with a royal blue coat, delicate bodies of the azure kingfishers rest on the rivers. They are such a gift to see, and difficult to forget. Collaboration with Eucalyptus leaves and gum nuts from the Birrarungmarr, Warrandyte, where I saw the golden kingfisher