A series of work exploring ecology of WA's wetlands (ongoing project since 2018).
I consider wetlands not only as an environmentally invaluable ecosystems but as place that “tells” stories. Almost like palimpsests, they retain layers of local history, are significant sites for Noongar people, a shelter for diverse species of animals and fertile grounds for flourishing vegetation. Through creative practice I engage with the materiality of wetlands and gradually unravel their entangled complexities and hidden meanings. The experiential knowledge of place, gained through an active engagement with the site, is then translated into artworks that aim to emulate the close connectivity of the body and place and to flesh out the place’s tactility. I intend to invite the viewers to experience the terrain of wetlands enclosed within the surface of the work and hope to trigger a reflection about materiality, environment and local ecology.