Image: Transpiring, 2015 Photograph Tree Dandelion Sectioned and Stained 90 x 60 cm
I am an artist exploring the connections between science and art my art practice explores two areas of environmental significance;
Firstly my work on the macro and microscopic worlds is influenced by the human connection and with installation works that look to convey the juxtaposition of size and beauty, text, sound and film, exploring the dynamics of evolution and the Anthropocene.
Using cellular visuals as a center point to my analysis, I explore the connections between art and science creating awareness surrounding the alterations humanity makes in nature to transform not only the flora but also social, ethical and cultural values in society.
My postgraduate study’s in fine arts were pivotal to expanding my current art practice and research into that of small islands & isolated environments. Exploring the connections that surround human impact I continue to look at how contemporary civilization has by way of tourism and ocean debris these remote spaces. With onsite investigations and examinations through immersive residencies as artist/tourist, traveller, observer, allows me to look beyond the media and academic rhetoric to create artworks and installations that examine the impact of the Anthropocene and consumerism on the Utopian destination.
My interdisciplinary vision embraces mediums, including printmedia, photography, drawing, new media, video, sound & installations. I am committed to expand on my research and disseminate my findings, since 2014 I have delivered 15 papers relating to my research and resulting artworks, at various conferences, whilst also exhibiting these artworks both in Australia and Internationally.
With a career highlight of my video work Gagged 2015, opening the Jane Goodall Symposium in Brussels by Associate Professor Monica Gagliano as part of her keynote address. I have consequently been recognized in my environmental field with installations in Sculpture by the Sea 2019 Bondi and again in 2020 at Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe.
I feel that the work I create from my onsite investigations has a significant discourse surrounding the Anthropocene, Climate Change and the evolutionary impact this time will have on life on this planet.