The students at MacGregor State High School have created an artwork that reflects their concern for the state of the natural environment. They have imagined a dystopian future in which life on earth is fundamentally changed.
Using the alchemic process of cyanotype and technology, they have depicted our connection to the natural elements: earth, air, fire, and water, for future generations. Their work is a poetic response to the challenges facing our planet, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and protecting the natural world for future generations.
About the Creator
Emma Gardner is an interdisciplinary artist based in Meanjin/Brisbane, Australia. Gardner reworks salvaged, silk and organic textiles, and experiments with the laborious and process-driven techniques of cyanotype, tracemonotype and embroidery. Emma is interested in the ethical, class-based and gendered ramifications of the naked body and uses drawing to explore these in her work.
This artwork was part of the Curiocity Brisbane 2023 Schools Challenge.
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