Navigating connections of landscape, Michaela explores the intersection of the natural and unnatural, to observe how they have become conditioned to each other and their moments of contrast.
Human objects, developed into “natural objects” becoming the access point to reinterpret the landscape and understand retrofitting potential. The action of noticing and picking is a large component of this exploration, where recovering evolves into redeveloping found and foraged objects through material interaction. Revealing the potential resources available with in each piece of landscape Michaela aims to value wastes possibility of total lifespan use. Presenting a perspective of the current environment altered through human interaction and decisions, allows us to recognise the familiar in each hand crafted piece, to be sensitive to their qualities, and value their potential practical uses in conjuring thoughts of environmental sustainability.