Relationship with soil and site from the Holocene to the Anthropocene is a focal point of my interdisciplinary art practice.
Soil is the keeper of deep memories, a storyteller, a time machine; the relentless and often mistreated provider of sustenance. I use soil as a proxy to address the anthropocentric values and cultural imprint of man on the rapidly changing planet.
No matter how vastly progress has distanced humans from their roots and from one another, at the end of the day, we all return to where the stories of our ancestors lie. It may explain the innate need to interpret the unearthed mysteries of the past to answer the questions of the present.
This artwork is my reflection on the layers of formation and information imprinted in land as a result of cultural, industrial and geopolitical interactions from our past and anthropocentric present.
Oil on Cradled Board 90cm x 70 cm