The dates are from 13th December 2019 'til 26th January 2020 with all of the works on sale. I am continuing the theme of trees as sentient beings. As you may have read, the latest scientific research indicates trees have capabilities well beyond previous reckoning. From having memory and recognising colour to chemical sharing interspecies and long distance warning systems. These are just a few of the practical tools plants implement with efficacy, after all they have been here longer than us. It seems our own predecessors were more aligned to the nature of nature than we currently are today. Druid, Tohunga, Angekok et al have sensibilities that far outdo our collective present-day awareness when it comes to understanding the allies of our realm. The 'Tree of Life' as a guiding principle stems from wisdom garnered in commune with the plant kingdom, a vibrant source of reflection all over the world and abundant throughout human cultures. Representing our interconnectedness to all things the 'Tree of Life' has grown among us as a beacon of respect, humility and wonder. From childhood I have been fascinated endlessly with plants and the way they move in front of us. Since that time I have planted many trees, food plants and flowers too. As a field officer in the conservation department I worked restoring habitat. This lifetime connection with flora stimulates an awe for our world that I translate into art.
Trees provide our air, our food. We need them.
Trees even provide the rubber for our tyres and petrol for our cars. They can only give.
I create faces of imagined plant spirits to remind us to give back to the garden we live in. Come to my show. Plant trees in the Autumn. Spend time in a park. In Plants We Trust