I aim to create and highlight important narratives through digital design, audiovisual works and research projects. Combining my academic and graphic design background with strong visual design, I am able to grasp the needed attention to redirect it to design that encapsulates complex stories to the core. My eye for detail and ability to make meaningul connections enables me to give any project the attention and insight it deserves.

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Questions On Peril (2020)
Audiovisual, chatbot
‘What is the worth of synthetic heritage in relation to society’s feeling
of solastalgia?’

‘Why do we preserve and duplicate Wollemi pines and what would it mean for us as humans to be able to communicate with a tree that tells the story of an almost unimaginably deep time?’

The film Questions on Peril and accompanying chat bot derived from researching the concept of synthetic worlds in relation to plant reservation and solastalgia.

Solastalgia is a concept developed to give greater meaning and clarity to environmentally induced distress. As opposed to nostalgia - the melancholia or homesickness experienced by individuals when separated from a loved home - solastalgia is the distress that is produced by environmental change impacting on people while they are directly connected to their home environment.

Botanic gardens are institutions holding documented collections of living plants for the purpose of scientific research, conservation, display and education.They are also are a means to reconnect with nature. When the human-nature relationship is spontaneous and mutually enriching (symbiotic) we experience a state of ‘eutierria’ which I define as a positive feeling of oneness with the earth/Gaia. In return for preserving rare plants, they give us the feeling of being closer to nature as well as the illusion that we can hold onto our
decaying environment.


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