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There are extraordinary stories behind the diversity of life on Earth today. I use art as an investigative tool to broaden my understanding of the (pre)history and the fragility of the life and culture that surrounds me wherever I go. The experiences I have had while traveling the world have captured my imagination and fueled a hunger to find out more, so that I can better translate my encounters with other life forms to my creative process at home in South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. It is my intention to keep the character of both the subject matter, and the culture alive in each piece through intricate line work in pen and ink, inspired by the many ways that different cultures around the world have traditionally used patterns.