‘Flourish - Metamorphosis’, finalist in the 2017 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, is a visually poetic moving image work expressing my curiosity and wonderment with the natural world. A meditation on nature, the video explores the delicate abstract patterns created through an intimate view of tadpole metamorphosis. Captured underwater closely from below, an almost painterly sfumato effect is created. In their transformation, the healthy and vigorous young creatures connect and overlap, interacting and exploring their micro world.
Through international interdisciplinary collaborations at the intersection of art and science I explore landscape and nature, creating responsive artworks examining and engaging with the natural environment – the micro and macro – nature abundant.
Thank you to collaborator scientist/biologist Peter Dalmazzo
Music: 'Champlain' by Ben Cosgrove.