September 2nd, 2020
Over the last two weeks I got the chance to participate in the Biophilia iteration of the Ayatana Artist Residency in Ottowa (this time it was online of course). It was a really wonderful opportunity to connect with artists from all over the world interested in the environment and making art in collaboration with nature. The pandemic has isolated us all, so this chance to connect was all the more valuable. It reinvigorated my interest in combining my art with issues of environmental justice and opened my eyes to so many more artists working today.
They sent us each a microscope that hooks up to your computer, so we could examine natural objects in greater detail and draw inspiration from natural forms and textures. Here are some of the images I made.