We are guardians and creators
What we notice we care about
What we dream we create
My art ranges through modern botanical art, food painting & nature art; climate action & environmental activism. I take an approach of slowing down and tuning into the ‘essence’ of my subject. Then add a dash of playfulness and joy.
My interest is in re-inspiring our innate awe & wonder in order to reconnect us with the natural world around us. And to awaken a sense of place.
I believe it’s important that we are healing the way we view & treat the world as only dead resources for extraction and that we reinstate in our everyday view the aliveness of the world and our role as guardians.
We need to tune in to our interconnectedness, to become sensitive to & aware of other ways of being, and deeply realise our kinship with all the beings of our world.
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If we are to make the shift from an industrial growth society to a life-sustaining society there are three spheres of action.
Holding actions. These activities include all the political, legislative, and legal work required to reduce the destruction, as well as direct actions-blockades, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of refusal. Work of this kind buys time.
Creation of structural alternatives, the new way of doing things and organising. New ways of growing food, of measuring prosperity, new forms of education.
But these new structures cannot take root and survive unless they are deeply rooted in our values; in our belief in what is worthwhile; in our assumptions about the nature of reality. You can call this a shift in consciousness. – Joanna Macy
It is in this third sphere of action that my work belongs. To heal the separation between nature and humans. To open us up to new ways of perceiving the world.