West of the Sun, East of the Moon
The artwork explores a personal moment of transformation from a female perspective. The topic is depicted through water and is influenced by belief systems of indigenous and ancient cultures and their connection and respect towards nature. Each animal represented, in both images and sound, was chosen for its symbolic meaning. The sound is composed of underwater recordings, from Michael Peters, environmental organisations, online resources and myself, and draws attention to the richness of underwater life which is threatened by noise pollution; a reminder that the survival of ecosystems and water organisms rely on our actions and respect towards nature.