Humankind has become the driving influence and force behind natural evolution. We are able to alter life from a single cell all the way up to entire ecosystems. Through these actions we are leaving vulnerable species and habitats frantic, facing disruptions and uncertain outcomes. In my work I explore these actions while also creating an evocative and mysterious narrative that shows our interdependence with the land and animals around us.
As a species, we sit at the edge of our time, faced with questions leading to difficult answers. My creatures exist on this frontier, absorbed in their own feelings of stress, anxiety and ambivalence. Sculpted from the silken white earth of porcelain, I see these delicate figures as containing power – as modern talismans and precious objects. Surrounded in potent and telling imagery, they see a vision of human influence in the natural world. With this outlook, they are here to remind us of our current trajectory and potential for destruction and downfall.