Post-Landscape Anthropocene photo montage series on archival watercolour paper. 2018
Nichola : "My work narrates the social and political changes around us, bringing to light misunderstandings and reveals the many layers we create as humans. Landscape has always evoked experiences ranging from awe-inspiring to contemplative, from the origins to the European enlightenment notions that nature is controllable, to the 19th century belief in its transcendental power.
In my work landscape and the environment is used as a framework to investigate the relationship between nature and culture. I have called this ‘Post-Landscape’ to suggest a way of rethinking traditional landscape conventions and to posit a new kind of interaction with the landscape. I critically examine ideas around eco-feminism, gendering nature and the social implications of the control of land - the patriarchy invented language and thus established themselves as culture and women as nature.
My practice has evolved into this research over the past year and has allowed me to create a cohesive body of work to examine : Connections with objects within the landscape, the female connections and gender stereotypes when talking about nature."