My work explores the issue of diminishing biodiversity, the fact that organisms are functionally inseparable from the environment in which they live and questions sentimental Images of wildlife that serve to mask the ‘State of Nature.’
Ephemeral outline drawings, suggesting presence of absence- are juxtaposed with fine detail oil painting that serve to illustrate the familiar we stand to lose. Falling feathers and seeds refer to the symbiotic characters of species.
I would like the paintings to encourage an audience to question their preparedness to engage with contemporary environmental issues.
Inspiration for the work has been Maria Sybilla Merian, Giacometti.