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For this brief I wanted to explore ideas around nature. I had climate change on my mind and many thoughts on the Australian wildfires and the impact on nature and plant species. I also had ideas on how I connect with nature and how plants and caring for plants make me feel. I like the rituals associated with caring for plants the watching and waiting for growth and the changes in the season. I came across a quote from Bridget Riley in an article online from Ft.com and its really stuck with me “nature is much better than anything I can do.” As this body of work has progressed and the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic became more apparent my nature theme has become more important to me and some of my ideas have taken on a different meaning. During lockdown I realise how important nature and plants are to our wellbeing and health. As nature is such a wide theme I am focusing on the nurturing of nature and my relationship with the environment.

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