Is it human nature to revel in the environment while also participating in its destruction?
I remember as a child the joy of hiking and up close encounters with different wildlife; while, I also remember the joy of playing in the soil, building damns and forts only to get the satisfaction of later destroying them. These experiences and observations of how both I, and others were changing our natural surroundings captured my attention.
What is a meaningful connection to nature?
How is that connection obstructed?
Through contemporary Illustrations, in a realist style, Human Nature captures a dichotomy of contrasting landscapes in Canada: both the natural and the industrial. I hope my illustrations communicate that we are all complicit in the changes being made to our natural systems. I aim to cultivate dialogue around both the beauty and the sadness at hand.