Rowena Grace

This exhibition of works presents a painterly meditation on science and nature using the expressive and experimental potential of painting to engage with contemporary concerns around environment, climate change, genetic engineering and the relationship between humans and nature. 
The works consider the borders, the liminal spaces, between wild, unpredictable nature and human controlled environments, between the conscious mind and unconscious depths harbouring long memory of the human as a part of nature.   We live within the closed system of the Earth and its climate, where life processes, our activities and technologies are all intricately intertwined.  
These paintings form part of my ongoing creative exploration of ideas of nature, culture and technology.  I draw on my experiences from a practical background in biology and environmental management.