'4 metres', 2021
''It was, they were certain, a calling down of something upon the draining''
(Fen, Daisy Johnson)
Food waste ecoprint on paper
Detail: '4 metres', 2021. Food waste eco-print on paper
This piece emerged from research I was doing in the Fens in East Anglia. I chose the area specifically as I had ancestral links there but was also interested in finding out more about my ‘geological roots’. The work began here. It speaks to the historic and environmentally catastrophic draining of the Fens and the privileging of farming monocultures but hopes to raise broader questions about our relationship with the non-human world, materiality, loss, and interdependence.
'It's over', 2020
Elm, eco-print on garden blanket
Detail: 'It's over', 2020. Elm, eco-print on garden blanket
My research moved to a small, highly polluted urban brook in the middle of the city. It was lockdown. I continued my focus on liminal spaces and edges, the risks and possibilities there...
'Elm Studies', 2022