'Green Living' ©2015 Nicola Moss. Hand cut papers, synthetic polymer paint, collagraph, frottage and monoprint. 77 x 97cm framed size.
During my recent travels in Japan and while on residency at Grafton Regional Gallery, I've been thinking about our relationship with natural environments. Cities are continually remade, yet city trees often instigate a sense of identity for communities. Some become memorials and landmarks, enriching sense of place; while others provide practical attributes of shade, fresh air and home for diverse creatures.
This body of new work responds to my experiences of curated ecology. I visit botanic gardens and walk city streets wherever I travel, finding inspiration from trees on high-rise rooftops, bonsai-d pot plants, living walls and wind dispersed opportunists. City and Nature is a place where, town planning, heritage and personal aesthetic; mixes with maintenance regimes and sense of well-being.