Tiffany Calder Kingston considers art as her voice for the environment. Born in Melbourne she moved in 2004 to be close to her creative inspiration, the natural environment of Byron Bay. On her website she writes this about her environmental art:
“As many artists may understand, once we have placed the first mark on a blank canvas it begins a journey into the depths of our creative souls. Each line, shape, color are no more than a dialogue between the source and the artist. This is our visual voice.”
“My artwork is an interpretation of natures dialogue. It is an understanding of my ancestry but most of all it is a fascination of the human species and our relationship to the planet. I have studied many cultures that worship elements of nature and yet many who neglect it. Not only is this evident throughout the planet but even within our local environment.”
“What I see… In nature I believe each element connects or is linked together energetically as one cannot exist without the other. The landscape I see is not just the hills of a horizon line instead it is the layers beneath the earth, within the waters depths, the root systems, and the seeds that are the new beginning. My interest in the wetlands for example is because of its diversity and the lineage of generations of plant matter, which are the foundations for the growth of new life.”
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Images: Courtesy of Tiffany Calder Kingston.