The topic of conventional till-based soil management and its impact on climate change is absent from the mainstream debate about climate change. Topsoil is what humanity has been destroying more rapidly than any other resource on the planet. I use art to illuminate this issue.
I am an environmentally informed artist whose research and creative work embraces the mission of steering ecological consciousness to encourage the proactive preservation of Nature. The trite formulas of the Save The Planet narrative have framed environmentalism as an act of altruism towards the planet as opposed to an act of self-preservation. Drawing on this observation I shift the focus from Save The Planet to Save Humanity from accelerated extinction due to environmental anthropocentrism.
I trust the power of art to evoke ecological empathy. I deploy my art to augment the environmental call and reframe our relationship with the natural world. I believe that part of reconnecting humans with nature should include an effort to invigorate appreciation of ecological knowledge and practices.