“Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel
My recent collection of drawings in Communal Plate, represents a continued enquiry into the relationship between nature and humanity. Though we may not regularly acknowledge it, we have infinite shared experiences with nature. After learning about the vulnerability of the
honeybee and, in turn, our food sources, I became curious how to work in cooperation with nature more. These works represent plants that are edible by both humans and bees.
Abraham Joshua Heschel said that, "Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin" & it is in response of this that the elemental approach in my work reflects simpler methodologies and examines a more direct and intimate relationship with our environment. The renderings, each one unique and handmade from collected source materials, are drawn on repurposed food tins and platters and are reflective of nature studies and botanical drawing of old masters. The result of which reflects the use methodical mark making to create of a sense of authentic knowing, much like a shared meal affords a level of intimacy between companions.