The idea that art and life are closely entwined is most inspiring. One of my aspirations as an artist is not to create something new, but to recreate something that already exists.
My artistic practice is an investigation of our relationship to an ever-changing natural world – the shifting symbiotic relationship between humankind and nature. The local landscape is a constant source of visual ideas and I often work directly with existing material ‘found’ and ‘made’ to build meaningful connections between the natural and human environments.
Direct engagement with nature can help develop a strong affective relationship with the natural world. The most effective, experiential education programmes are ones that take place in authentic learning context and connect learning with real-world experiences. Learning outside of the classroom and place based education aims to ground learning in local phenomena and students’ ‘lived experience’.