Net-Work

Net-Work

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My art is informed by science, by Indigenous environmental philosophies, and by personal experience, as I live in a rural locale alongside a river and forest. Working with both found natural materials and manufactured mediums, I create visual commentaries on the wonders of the natural world. The motivation behind my work is to encourage appreciation for our non-human kin, and to promote a sense of “nature-connectedness” in the public consciousness. I strive to initiate reflection and dialogue, and to impart a message of hopefulness, connectedness to nature and optimism for the future. My most recent work - Net-Work – is an ongoing socially engaged project : participants worldwide are collaborating to create a fibre art installation symbolizing inter-tree connection via underground networks of mycorrhizal fungi. The project enables participants to express their thoughts on our mutualist relationship with nature and our interdependence on one another. The overwhelming response to participate has stimulated dialogue on a wide range of topics relating not only to human-nature connectedness, but also on the recent elevated significance of our ‘virtual’ network of interconnection during the pandemic.