Modern Nature

  • Modern Nature - works in progress
Modern Nature
Modern Nature 1a - Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine, Hibbing, Minnesota, A3 Drawing on Carbon Paper 2016
Modern Nature
Modern Nature 2 - Composite Geology. Drawing A4 x 2 2015
Modern Nature

Over the last two years I have evolved a new set of interests in ideas of the Anthropocene, or proposition that that the impact of humanity upon the Earth’s ecosystems has triggered a new terrestrial epoch; a concept which in turn challenges our understanding of human / non-human, nature / culture relations.

I am interested in exploring new understandings of global warming, financial crises, geopolitical instabilities and ‘natural disasters' within a context of changing environmental relations, engaging “the vitality, willfulness and recalcitrance possessed by nonhuman entities and forces” Jane Bennett, "The Force of Things: Steps Toward an Ecology of Matter" in: Political Theory (2004)