On the nature of the Familiar. 2014.
On the nature of the Familiar explores society’s physical and ideological connection to nature within an urban, domestic context. The work takes organic and inorganic waste objects from homes, aestheticises them to reference both the scientific and beautified treatment of nature within a domestic setting, and projects them back onto the household spaces from which they were collected. For while the natural world is closed off behind doors, curtains and fences, and representations of nature are brought into the home through adornments and motifs, concepts of ‘nature’ are hybridised, abstracted and dislocated from the physical realities of an impacted and disappearing natural environment.