2020 proved to be a strange year filled with change, isolation and separation. In the midst of this new, temporary normal, I found myself thinking about the state of the world, the sometimes miraculous healing of wild places as we withdrew and the beauty of nature. I have been inspired by the conservation messaging 'we care for the things we love' and the people who ceaselessly strive to show us why we should care. Old Ice is the first part of my 2020 collection. Old Ice is inspired by the beautiful and evocative aerial images of Greenland by the artist and advocate, Roger Fishman. I was moved to make this work when viewing his images and researching the accelerating loss of ice mass due to climate change, which is now exposing ice from the last ice age. The beautiful colours, forms and patterns seem to belie the reality.
I have used forms based on water vessels as a conduit for the imagery, as we often seem to use the earth and her oceans as a commodity...let's change that...
“Every day is a new opportunity to begin again" HH the Dalai Lama & AB Desmond Tutu
#bethechange #climatechange #oldice #lasticeage #ice #oceaninspired #scienceandart
During the lockdowns, with plans and dreams seemingly on hold, I often found myself in daydreams of being under the sea - water clear and deep. Shafts of light merging to a point deep below me in the blue of my mind while surrounded by the sights and sounds of the residents... immersed in the SM feeds of @cainedelacy, @coralgardeners, @onelyone and others. I guess it’s no surprise that this has emerged in the second part of my 2020 Collection 'Ocean Dreams'.
As in the Old Ice collection, I have used forms based on water vessels as a conduit for the imagery.
I hope that my work will spark something; curiosity, wonder, maybe even a connection, to feel that we are not separate from nature but an integral part of it.