Donna Davis

REsource (detail), 2013, Donna Davis, photo Carl Warner.  Currently touring with Bimblebox: art - science - nature

REsource (detail), 2013, Donna Davis, photo Carl Warner. Currently touring with Bimblebox: art – science – nature

Donna Davis at work on Bimblebox Nature Refuge.

Donna Davis at work on Bimblebox Nature Refuge.

View Donna’s artwork for Document://Bimblebox

Inspired by the natural world I choose to work with things found within the landscape both natural and human made: Working across mediums I use assemblage, installation and digital media to capture and create sites of ecological observation.

My arts practice explores the nexus between art and science, with a particular interest in the fields of botany and ecology. My interest in the 19th century fascination with capturing, collecting and displaying the natural world is also reflected in my works.

As an artist I am intrigued with the idea of connection, and how our connections result in action. In this project I will explore the intrinsic connection between plants and humans reflecting on the vital role ecosystems play in the health of our planet and in turn to human well-being.

At Bimblebox:
Donna explored the idea of currency in relation to the Bimblebox reserve, reflecting on the social construct of perceived value: mining versus flora.

Both are resources from the earth, and like us, form part of the biosphere: the living ecosystem that sustains all life.

My work focuses on human connection and disconnection between the two, examining endangered, vulnerable and rare flora in the area with a view to create works which challenge the existing narrative of value in relation to the environment.

Donna’s website

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