Work (in progress)

My practice aims to generate a reciprocal relationship with the natural environment. Specifically, I am interested in the critical role that honeybees and birds play within ecosystems and have built various artificial habitats in order to support them and surrounding biodiversity. Within the nesting boxes and beehives, I then create sculptures in collaboration with these priority species. I see this practice crossing the boundaries between ecological and artistic intervention as it creates new ways of understanding landscape representation and also highlights the importance of an informed and engaged relationship between humans and the natural environment.

My studio practice involves traditional artistic methods such as small-scale construction, installation, knitting and embroidery as well as drawing and photography. My process also involves scientifically appropriated methods such as the collection and cataloguing of specimens, microscopic analyses and data collection.

At the heart of my practice is the notion of reciprocity – of fair and mutually beneficial exchange between the natural environment and humans. It is also critical that the processes of my practice are easily replicable – anyone can build a nesting box, anyone can keep bees. Ultimately it is my hope that the work serves as a model for positive environmental actions that others may integrate into their lives as well.