The In-Between As my practice develops, I’m exploring the relationship between artist and the environment; and I would like to explore how my writing and painting practices could combine. Previously I've used ecological elements in the surfaces of my paintings, using soil, pressed flowers and leaves. Taking this into a new context I’d like to continue experimenting with found materials. I would explore the ecological landscape, learn about the geography, flora and fauna; and sketch and write about my experiences. I hope that stepping out of my comfort zone will broaden the conversations I can have with the viewer moving forward. Writing will be crucial in building a relationship with the residency's site and history. And getting to know the community will be informative in my process. I expect my relationship with the land to change over the course of the residency. I do not wish to leave the same artist as before. And I hope that my contribution will also leave a positive impact.