Why create a catalogue of life?
So we can sustainably use, explore, monitor, manage and protect biodiversity resources
While keeping New Zealand native life in the foreground, my objective is to explore ideas around collecting and cataloging as a way of promoting species preservation, and the relationship those practices have with supporting a biodiverse, sustainable future.
I plan to collect and collate so that I have a range of information, imagery and objects that I can translate into works on paper, translating some of them into posters for print and social media distribution that include relevant messages and statements, as well as objet d'art that I would hope provide interactive experiences with my chosen subject. To do this I am employing a range of materials and media that are new to me within the framework of my existing experience with painting, photography and graphic design.
The location of Earthskin and it’s surrounds are beneficial for keeping nature and wildlife in mind. I plan to use it as a resource, using my finds in this body of work.
The Waygood Foundation at Piha is an ideal location for allowing the quiet of meditation, the natural peace of the bush and beach walking to support a creative spirit. I believe the environment I work in and the mindfulness in which I approach my work influences what I produce, which in turn has a direct impact on those who experience the work.