Make/Shift Spaces is working with Papercut to showcase a series of work by NMIT Arts and Media students.
First up is Urban Ecologies by Kirsten Cooper.
Macrocosm, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 690 x 750mm
Ecosystemic, 2020, oil on canvas, 700 x 750mm
Representations of landscape form part of an ongoing narrative about our place in the world and the inter-connectedness of living things. They invite us to truly consider the impacts we have on where we live. While many would like to think this is a given, it is often not the case. For example, despite the universally acknowledged benefits of significant plantings within urban areas, it continues to be a precarious endeavour, with competition for space and resources increasing pressure on our urban and rural ecosystems.
“The environment was born at exactly the moment it became a problem…in a society that fully acknowledged that we were always already involved in our world, there would be no need to point it out.” Timothy Morton, 2009
Special thanks to Katie Romagnoli from Papercut.