My experimental practice-research takes an autoethnographical approach in exploring how ‘line’ can positively impact the physical natural environment and ecoliterate social change in the context of the climate crisis.
Through an interdisciplinary collaborative approach with both human and more-than-human communities (drawing, sculpture, photography:film, installation, participatory activity) , I argue that creative, scientific, material, existential, emotional and spiritual transformation – on which the survival of humanity relies – arises from compassionate action. I believe in and call for a restorative (re)cultivation of care and respect with our more-than-human kin and with each other.
I am inspired by environmental philosophies and ethics, cutting-edge climate science, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, my British and Irish indigenous cosomologies, land-based ontologies and my own direct experience of the Earth. I use a blend of science, art-making, empiricism, mysticism and direct experience to better interact and ‘listen’ to the more-than-human world and promote radical empathy, kindness and kinship towards the Earth. I use natural, biodegradable and/or recycled:reclaimed:borrowed materials to draw experimentally in the expanded field, through page and print but equally through foraging, growing, and walking. I seek to directly challenge anthropocentric thinking whilst supporting biodiversity:wildlife through biodegradable sculpture, land-based installation, direct action and community participation.
I am also co-director of the arts magazine:project The Critical Fish, which looks to make writing and thinking about visual arts and culture more inclusive and accessible.