Influenced by the Irish landscape,my art incorporates natural elements and draws attention to the relationship between people and the world around us. Using poetry, mixed-media and performance, my practice conveys a sense of personal eco-anxiety in relation to our current climate emergency.
Often highlighting endangered biodiversity in my local area, I hope to show the fragile beauty of these vulnerable creatures and plant life. Similarly, encouraging the public to see their surroundings in a new light and feel a sense of interconnection with our natural world in an attempt to preserve it.
Though rooted in reality, my work is transformed into fantasy as I re-imagine nature intertwined with the human body. Humans have evolved from the sea, made of 60% water; we traverse this planet with vast oceans inside us. Drawings are used to construct narratives in which my body is a self-contained world filled with crystals, mountains and organic forms. This fantasy narrative hopes to bring the viewer a little closer to home; to their own body and the world around it.