Anna Seymour, ‘Ecological Self’ 2021. Coloured fiber-tip ink pens and markers, on two sheets of paper. Each panel 120cm x 80 cm. Image courtesy: the artist. 

Artist statement

Ecological Self is a diptych drawing which translates a personal interrelationship with nature; mapping the symbiosis between human and non-human entities, both macro and micro. Detailed mark-making and stippling techniques, using fibre-tip markers, document the complex and intrinsic entanglement among all beings. The drawing interweaves comparative structures of plants, animals and landscapes, to depict our existence as one body. The project aims to foster a personal ecological consciousness, by identifying self as part of nature.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.