Scouting For Her Companion
LOCATION: Forests Of The Western Ghats, India
The Great Hornbill (Life-size)
Watercolour and Gouache on Paper
16.5 x 11.7 inch
As an Artist my work is not intended to be a portrait of an animal; instead my mission is to convey a glimpse, a momentary pause from the life of that being.
Together with an original piece of emotionally charged poetry, a voice is given to this moment, to this soul.
My palette and poetic narratives draw inspiration from eastern wisdom of the Auras, which reflect our emotional energy and signify our vibrancy of life. This influence is utilised to highlight the unifying force or soul that resides equal in all beings, transcending the physical form.
Using this combination of original poetry and richly visual artworks, I hope to explore the deeper connections that run spiritually, emotionally and experientially between all beings; with a goal to help motivate a new perspective of care, awareness and respect for our planet’s wildlife.
As a self-taught Artist and conservation advocate, I have a genuine desire to rekindle the connection between our environment, wildlife and us. Tackling challenges of conservation and eco-harmony, my art aims to portray the lives around us as a part of us; in the same way that we are all part of what Ancient Greek teachings term Gaia: the complex living being that is Mother Earth.
As an individual, my true love and admiration for nature and wildlife stemmed from my childhood in Kenya. From here it was carried forward as I migrated from Africa to Australia, then to the United Kingdom and now back to Australia; settling in Sydney. These life-shaping moves coupled with an enthusiasm for travelling and exposure to a great assortment of countries, cultures, local landscapes and wildlife have truly helped motivate my work, keeping my deep-seeded spark and passion for the environment ablaze.
With a strong and genuine aspiration I want this world to truly thrive, to be ripe and abundant with its natural curiosities, ecosystems and fruitfulness of life. The way it has always been designed to be.