My artistic concerns and interests are influenced by concepts and theories of plant culture in the current environmental crisis, including plant blindness, post-naturalism and hybrid materials . The creative process explores the relationship and the interaction between humans, plants and technology, looking at the function and meaning of weeds in today’s society.
By bringing the viewer’s focus to the vegetal world in an evocative and thoughtful way, I examine the symbiosis and conflict between man and nature while making the familiar more visible. Using an environment of textures, my aim is to capture a memory of the present era that reflects the diversity and adaptability of life, and contemplates a vision of a possible new understanding of a ‘clean landscape’ where plastic is incorporated in nature.
The work is comprised of large and small drawing installations together with three-dimensional objects; mixed materials combined with plant-life forms; and layered digitised images. Their positioning in unexpected places evokes the idea of reproduction, sprawl, growth and transformation within the natural world in contrast with the stasis of non-degradable materials.