My visual art practice evolved as a remediation of damaged ecologies
My practice evolved as an examination of relationships between damaged ecologies and the spread of humanity. I create work to highlight degradation of ecological systems as a result of human impact
Botanical rhizome root networks are the catalyst for my investigations into the detrimental impact humanity has on ecological processes as we enter this new age of the ‘Anthropocene’. I am inspired by tensions between botanical and manmade; I generate art that reflects on synergies between the spread of humanity and spread of weeds. I work primarily with noxious weed roots, sandstone and Hebel blocks.
My practice exists as a remediation of damaged ecologies; my work is fuelled by continued removal of invasive weeds from botanical environments within the Blue Mountains in an aim generate awareness of the perilous state of the natural world. My practice serves as a personal protest against the imminent environmental decline that humanity faces as a result of their own invasiveness.