Many people don’t believe that individually they can make a difference but I firmly believe in the teachings of the Indigenous leaders. They tell us we all need to respect the land, air and water and warn that whatever happens to the animals will happen to us. This project may not play a significant role in stopping the collapse of our local biodiversity but is my way of trying to make a difference – to encourage people to better understand what is at risk.
By combining my love of nature and science, with my passion for art, I am trying to raise awareness of Hamilton’s wonderful biodiversity and the urgent need to protect it. I hope this work helps to encourage others to find their own way to help make a difference.
You can read the full introduction for this exhibition here.