Macro / Micro

Leanne Robertson

IMG_3218My response to the theme of ‘transplanting environmental activism into the gallery space’ was to explore the patterns and relationships between the macro and the micro as they exist within the environment. I began by researching aspects of coal mining; how our consumerism has changed the contours of the land and other natural elements. This, however, led me to inquire into what was right outside my front door, namely the Manea Park Reserve. A fragile ecosystem that sits precariously between residential and industrial areas, Manea Park is home to several species of native plants that are exclusive to this region. Watching a large 4WD vehicle go screaming through the reserve recently on a family joyride highlighted the importance of raising my voice to help protect this ecosystem.

Leanne Robertson, "Beneath the Stars II"

Leanne Robertson, “Beneath the Stars II”

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