The intricate link between mankind and nature has been lost over millennia, with numerous species lost forever or close to extinction. Our ancestors lived in harmony with nature, celebrating it with artworks and ceremonies, whose meaning remain a mystery to us, yet fascinate us all the more.

This series is influenced by the ancient landscape that surrounds us, the standing stones and the symbolism of the circle, with pearlescent pigments playing with light, another deity of our ancestors.

The insects and reptiles shown here endangered in the UK, the delicate nature of their habitats rapidly disappearing under our hands.

We should learn from our ancestors, and ensure a place remains for them, as many of the smallest creatures are crucial to the intricate balance of our own existence.

I also produced a short series on endangered British bird that are now fighting back with gold leaf to represent their precious and fragile status.

Britten was Shortlisted for The National Open Art Competition 2015


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