Regeneration Show Project, 2017
'Home Residency'. An investigation into my own environment, urban Manchester and Salford. Themes of gentrification and displacement run through these pieces. It is accepted wisdom that in managing a landscape decay is desirable, an essential part of the growth cycle. In our cities decay is being tidied up and swept away by development, leaving no space for a rich ecosystem of artists, musicians and outlaws.
Environmental art needs to embrace the urban setting, we need to see ourselves as part of nature rather than alongside it as something other.