Eva Nolan, “Entanglings” 2023. Graphite pencil on paper, acrylic rounds. 100cm x 100cm. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

Entanglings is an installation featuring three graphite on paper drawings encased in acrylic petri dishes.  Nolan’s drawings emanate from her love of nature and her fascination with natural history illustration.  Her research critiques scientific drawing practices that position species as specimens – inert objects available for extraction and exploitation.  Nolan references “species sightings” available on digital archives to enable an approach to drawing the natural world whereby an ethics of care and compassion is paramount.

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Website: www.evanolan.com.au