Exhibited at Hurstville Museum and Gallery as part of the group exhibition, In the Park
These ceramic works were created during a residency at Carrs Park Artists Cottage as part of Hurstville Council’s Artists in Residence Program.
Mudflat mangroves are a perfect local and educational subject for the study of mutualistic symbiosis. I was inspired by Council’s environmentally friendly seawall project at Kogarah Bay on the Carss Bush Park foreshore. After rehabilitation, many native organisms previously not present on the Carss Bush Park foreshore include scidians, Porifera, fish, algal and invertebrate species. Using the relationships between these organisms, I created sculptures that demonstrate this principle of working with nature
My artwork is inspired by the local environment and strives to create imaginative forms that derive from science and are educational for the local community. Core aspects of ecological and evolutionary thinking are the guiding principles for my research: concepts of interconnectedness and interdependence within nature.
I focus on mutualistic symbiosis, the biological relationship between organisms where both organisms benefit from the association. In creating an imaginative space where our interdependence with other species is evident, I hope to inspire care and connection with the environment