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earth lung. 2006


the repetitive patterns of nature fascinate & awe my mental comprehension.

Earth Lung & Artificial Life (2006) are both taken from a solo exhibition, 'Looking down on  tree', at The Wash, Edinburgh. Earth Lung is a combination of digital & slide film, Artificial Life is shot on Canon DSLR.

Trees are our life force, to ignore our similarities, dependency & our innate, fundamental relationship to them, I find simply ludicrous. Our 'civilised' & 'intelligent' society seems to be ignoring these bare, root facts, so how can we work differently alongside & supporting the natural world?

Transcript of Respiratory System Analogy

The Leaves of the tree
The Bronchioles
The Tree Branches
The Bronchi
Tree Trunk
The Trachea
The tree trunk supports the tree, as the trachea does for the respiratory system.
The tree's roots
The Larynx
The trees roots are like the larynx because they connect to the trees trunk, like the larynx connects to the trachea
Respiratory System Analogy

The tree branches separate out into branches like the bronchi does from the larynx. The branches extend out to the leaves like the bronchi extends
The leaves of a tree act the same as bronchioles from the respiratory system. The leaves just like bronchioles, absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide.
Alejandra Cervantes, Esteban Albarran,
Dylan Chiriff, Zimri Dominguez


tree spawn - ali cleary photography

Artificial Life, 2006

Natural environment & our relationship too is prominent throughout my work.  

Art & nature have innate functions in human being's lives, for we are both.

As we move into the technological era we are being forced to more & more look at our relationship & responsibility to the natural world. How, as a global community, we can work for a more ethical, ecological, rational & intelligent future full of potential, inclusive of all life across the planet.

My work looks to question our relationships, offering different perspectives in a hope to find alternative solutions to becoming a better collective & cohesive society.