PATAKA ART+ MUSEUM on 13th Dec 2019 - 26th Jan 2020
I am continuing on the theme of trees as sentient beings. Exposing ‘the hidden’ within nature. As you may have read the latest scientific research indicates trees have capabilities well beyond previous reckoning such as using memory and recognising colour. Chemical sharing interspecies, long distance warning systems and community disease management are just a few of the practical tools plants have. They have simply been here longer than us.
It seems our own predecessors were more attuned to the nature of nature than we generally are today. Druids, Tohunga and the like have sensibilities that outdo our present understanding of the plant kingdom. Science is renaming some of this knowledge.
The 'Tree of Life' as a guiding principle stems from wisdom gained in commune with plants. Through meditation or medication it has become a vibrant source of reflection all over the world and is abundant throughout all human culture. Representing interconnectedness of all things the 'Tree of Life' has grown among us as a beacon of respect, humility and wonder. A metaphor for community strength and hope.
From childhood I have been fascinated with plants and the way they move in front of us. Since then I have planted many trees, food plants and flowers and as a field officer in the conservation department I worked restoring habitat. This lifelong connection with nature sparks an awe for the planet that I translate into art. This exhibition will entertain you and I hope it triggers a new way of seeing our allies. Oxygen, shelter, food, fuel, medicine are a few of their gifts. In Plants We Trust
The works can be purchased through PATAKA ART+ MUSEUM