Lost & Found is a powerful and challenging multi-media installation of visual arts created to present evidence of the links between consumer culture and the decline of the natural world. It focuses on over production and over consumption of goods and food, and the impact this is having on the British countryside. Along with the serious stuff Lost & Found playfully examines some of the more outlandish expressions of consumer culture through a selection of bizarre hybrids, both man made and cultivated, and curious ‘artifacts’ that have been discarded and should probably never have been manufactured.
The work asks questions about the sort of economy we have created in Britain and whether it is enabling people to thrive and be happy. It considers how our economy and the British countryside are inextricably linked and asks us to question how we are connected to our landscapes and wildlife.
Media: printmaking, textiles, photography, films and podcasts, artists’ books and installations of found and scientific objects, workshops, talks