Organisms such as lichen and fungus sneak into places when the conditions permit it to flourish. I like the idea of this nature invasion or infections, infiltrating and changing our places by reshaping, with smoothing running waters or spors carried in the wind.
This re-wilding feels calming yet still radical and transformative
Human activity has reshaped the environment. Nature Invasions wants to see a better relationship between people and nature. Representations of new beginnings for life in built environments inspire us to be adaptable and embrace nature’s wisdom as a part of a healthy world view. Nature Invasions brings nature inspired design wisdom of re-wild- ing into the built environment both public and private spaces.
The processes of making the work involve a highly technical industrial
metal -work technique called aluminium anodising.
It involves electrocuting metal under water in an acidic bath and then applying mineral colour and mark making. The process takes a lot of steps, but the actual creative stage happens quickly in a whirlwind of energy expressed in the finished work. The mineral colour becomes fused into the actual metal surface and that is why such lustrous colours are possible.
“ I would like my work this re-wilding/nature calling and invited chaos to in- habit places as art and design objects and to speak with the body as wearable art pieces, to softly disrupt and defuse the expected.”