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Artist Statement

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Visual Arts, and a Master of Art of the Public Space. Her practice is based on the development and creation of various artworks, from single medium to multi-disciplinary and multi-medium artworks that negotiate human and non-human relationships with concern to the natural world, the passing of time and globalised human environments. Rebecca's artworks mainly use Australian birds to connect viewers to Australia's natural ecologies. Her process begins with in-depth research into her bird subjects, as well as the subjects of habitat loss, urbanisation, ecological distress, environmental change, and the effect of human action or infrastructure on natural ecologies. This science based research is combined with site specificity, historical and literary readings, personal writings, and drawing, to form a platform for the creation of single or collective artworks. The intention of Rebecca's art practice is to encourage environmental awareness, as well foster dialogical exchanges, raise environmental concerns, and project her emotional connections in an Australian context, and when relevant, with regards to the global ecosystem.

(Commission requests will be considered.)

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