Collecting samples- accumulating data
Oil on paper
108 x 108 cm
What can science do? It can deliver precise, transparent, and checkable knowledge.
However, science per se cannot insist that we must stop climate change. Some scientists think that all the prognoses and scenarios arrived at through scientific research become worthless if we continue to produce, consume, and overuse our finite resources.
As a group we went to Camp Quaranup where students used microscopes to see what sort of marine species they could identify on the tiles which had been in the water of Princess Royal Harbour for some time. This was science with a local focus.
For this exhibition I decided to focus on a more global question. This question was sparked by a discussion we had in Germany over the movement titled “Scientist Rebellion”.
From the website: “Scientists have spent decades writing papers, advising government, briefing the press: all have failed. What is the point in documenting in ever greater detail the catastrophe we face, if we are not willing to do anything about it? Academics are perfectly placed to wage a rebellion … We can make a difference. We must do what we can to halt the greatest destruction in human history.”
My artistic process: If I am interested in form I work in clay sculpture. But working to a concept or theme it seems I like to paint and I find painting with oil on paper to be interesting. For the working process, it seems that a painting is not enough for me I always need something more.