Saturday, 7 December 2019

'Notes from the Field' - MFA Degree Show 2019

Applying to the Guapamacataro Art and Ecology Residency, Mexico and thinking about my recent project.

Anna Garrett (b. 1993, UK) graduated from MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London in 2019. She previously studied BA Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in 2014. She has exhibited in over forty exhibitions in the UK and internationally, including two solo shows and two residencies. Recent work focuses on the 'slow- gaze' of drawing, and the relationships between art practices, activism and rewilding.

"Notes from the Field", exhibited at Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, adopts a methodology of drawing as ecological activism. Anna is concerned with the importance of wildness in the in-between patches and ecotone of ‘human’/‘natural’ environments. Her research interests are towards an ecofeminist approach to more passive notions of rewilding. Through entomological observations within living ecosystems (and of extinct insect pollinator species) the work traverses the realm of art and science, as well as symbiosis between plant, insect and human. Playing the role of amateur entomologist, Anna combines an active engagement of specific site, species and community in context with wider ecological crisis. She focuses the ‘slow-gaze’ of drawing as method to connect to multi-species relationships, and aliveness itself in an entangled, biodiverse web.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Xerces Blue - Butterflies extinct in North America

Remembrance Day for Lost Species Project - 

Hand-painted tiles, placed around Mexico City as small tribute to beautiful lost species