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‘ There is no distinction between us and nature. The only distinction lies in the environments which shape the way we see ourselves and nature’ Nadeem Perera @birdnerdeem adding his #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #alllife #sittingequally #workingtogether #artaunifyinglanguage #conservationmeanslife #emergingartwork #socialdocument On November 6th ‘21 at the event - ‘ NATURE AIN’T A LUXURY - Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VI @itslouisvi - An invited panel were @birdnerdeem @birdgirluk @domipalmer @joycelynlongdon #nature #wildlife #blackandbrownpeople #lackofethnicdiversity #innature #respect #unite #transcend #love #onespecies #oneplanet Nadeem is a 26 year old Youth Sports Coach in North East London. He’s loved nature from a very early age and has been a serious birdwatcher for well over a decade. His work finds him at the heart of East London communities through sports and other work within schools and centres. Nadeem has overcome huge mental roadblocks and trauma through his relationship with the natural world.FLOCK TOGETHER #flocktogether @flocktogether.world is a bird gang devised by founders #OllieOlanipekin and Nadeem Perera to help combat the underrepresentation of black and other people of colour in nature. Their movement has garnered a lot of interest particularly amongst the general media. ... See MoreSee Less
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‘Putting my fingerprint down, alongside everyone else’s felt permanent and powerful; ..Like I was refusing to let my identity fade’ Dr Mya- Rose adding her fingerprint to the conservation panel for SPOTtimespotTIME in Oct 20 at home with her family and again on the #cop26 event SPOTtimespotTIME circle at ‘NATURE AIN’T A LUXURY Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician @itslouisvi guest panelists @birdgirluk @birdnerdeem @domipalmer @joycelynlongdon #alllife #sittingequally #workingtogether #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage #nature #wildlife #blacktonature #birdgirl Dr Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig D.Sc. h.c.19-year-old British-Bangladeshi student studying HSPS at St John's College, University of #Cambridge; birder, race, climate and environmental activist; Founder & President @officialblack2nature at age 13; Author of We Have A DreamBlack2NatureUniversity of CambridgeA 19 yr old race and #environmental #activist, naturalist, #birder, bird ringer, #conservationist, environmentalist, blogger, writer, speaker and broadcaster. ‘My first book, We Have A Dream, highlights the environmental work of 30 young environmentalists of colour from around the globe who talk about global climate justice. Order from birdgirluk.com.I am committed to getting Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) people connected with nature. I have been campaigning for 6 years since I was 13 year old to make the environmental sector including wildlife film-making ethnically diverse and so engaging with VME communities by being relevant. I was a Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Ambassador and getting an honorary doctorate of Science.I love birding in my garden and at my local patch, Chew Valley Lake. Twitching (searching out rare birds) is something I get a thrill every time I see a new bird. My biggest passion is world birding which I am very privileged to have had the chance to do, meeting #indigenous peoples in different countries and being the youngest to see half the world's birds. Antarctica made me appreciate how precious our planet is. In September 2020 I did the most northerly climate strike in the Arctic. ... See MoreSee Less
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‘ Just as nature & all life is equal, so are we because we’re part of nature not just from it’ - Louis VI #LouisVI adding his #fingerprint to #spottimespottime #conservationmeanslife #alllife #sittingequally #artaunifyinglanguage #workingtogether NATURE AIN’T A LUXURY â�� Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VISaturday 6th - 16:30 - Tower Base North I was fortunate enough to have been able to book tickets to this event at COP26 on the 6th November 21. The talk was inspiring and the panel afterwards of guestsBirdgirl #nadeemparera #dominicpalmer #joycelynlongdon discussing identity, climate change and ways forward was hopeful and enlightening. I had the pleasure afterwards to meet them all briefly and gather #fingerprints and quotes. After I have posted their contributions I shall post photos of the march and some of the participants of the 100,000 Climate March. 💚Louis VI is a musician, film composer and climate activist. His films focus on involving people of colour in climate activism, and creating more representation for POC within environmentalist spaces. His recent collaboration with Tanya Noushka, “The World is (Y)Ours,” looks at climate change from the perspective of first and second generation immigrants in Britain, bringing to light how the actions of western countries have negatively impacted ancestral homes all over the world through environmental and economic exploitation. #identity #nature #blackandbrownlivesmatter #alllivesmatter #wildlife #respectalllife #allnaturematter #oneplanet #onehome #onespecies ... See MoreSee Less
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On the COP26 Walkabout before the climate march ( 6th November - Glasgow ) we bumped into Mary Johnston who kindly invited to share some vegan sushi at the Green Party Hub- Oasis Cafe at the @revolutionrenfieldst We bumped into Janie, Kieron and Eric. Eric had travelled from Dublin and had also been to Paris COP. All the Green supporters had just left for the March. ‘We need environmental justice but we need holistic justice - bit like the song Bread and Roses- we want to have bread, but we want to have roses too- we don’t want to just exist’ Mary Johnston‘ We should all work together as one ‘ Janie‘ Everyone is equal and we’re all working towards the same thing’ Kieron ‘ We should be sharing the planet with animals all living things- but we’ve overtaken the planet - it’s completely wrong and unsustainable’ Eric from DublinA couple of police officers were there too -‘ While I’m on duty as a police officer - I have to remain impartial’ adding their #fingerprints to #spottimespottime #alllife #workingtogether #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage climatechange #glasgow #love #life #respect #climatecrisis #nature #glasgow26 #scottishparliament #scotland #scottishhighlands #greenparty ... See MoreSee Less
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David and Michael were in their way to the Climate March on the 6th November. They were planning to walk with the Scottish Independent Party. I took their #fingerprints and later saw them in the March which was quite amazing since their were 100,000 on the march. ‘I’m marching for Scottish Independence’ Dave ‘ I want independence for a better future for our children’ Michael adding their #fingerprints to #spottimespottime #alllife #workingtogether #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage climatechange #glasgow #love #life #respect #climatecrisis #nature #glasgow26 #scottishindependence #scottishparliament #scotland #scottishhighlands ... See MoreSee Less
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‘ Nature needs us more than ever, and we need nature’ @billy_heaney adding his #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #conservationmeanslife #alllife #workingtogether #artaunifyinglanguage are #socialdocument Zoologist, Presenter and FilmmakerBilly first graduated with a degree in Zoology from the University of Exeter in 2015, but stayed on to continue his Zoological studies and undertake a part time Masters by Research using remote cameras to study grey seal haul-outs in Cornwall. At the same time, he was busy presenting on NatureWatch and producing his own films. His film ‘In Search of the Killer Whale’ was shortlisted in the adventure category of WildFilmFest 2017, he then went on to present on ‘Virtually Wild’, a film following the journey of two young filmmakers as they embark on an adventure around the British Isles to film wildlife using 360 technology.Billy has travelled all over the world fuelling his passion for nature. In the past few years alone, he’s explored the frozen fjords of Iceland in search of orca, tracked down grizzly bears in British Columbia, gone on safari in Sri Lanka in search of elephants and he’s even ventured to the other side of the world to find some of Australia’s weirdest critters. Plus, he’s even wandered around New Zealand’s rugged coastlines in search of hectors dolphins, fur seals, dusky dolphins and sea whales. #nature #wildlife #dfmanagement #bbc #life #respect #filmaker #film ... See MoreSee Less
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Asma PASCALE ‘ Its a Shame’ ( COP 26) Stephane HERB ‘ We are the citizens’ adding their #fingerprint to #spottimespottime #alllife #workingtogether #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage climatechange #glasgow #love #life #respect #climatecrisis #nature #glasgow26 ... See MoreSee Less
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‘ I hope this is the start of real change’ Joe‘ We have no time to waste’ Pete‘ I think people who will find solutions and make change are outside the fence’ HelenAll added their #fingerprint on the 6th November just outside the entry point for the Blue Zone area. Pete and Helen were on their way to the Climate Justice March. #spottimespottime #conservationmeanslife #workingtogether #alllife #sittingequally #artaunifyinglanguage #climatejustice #glasgow #love #life #respect #climatecrisis #nature #glasgow26 #climatejusticemarch ... See MoreSee Less
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‘ We are together, the planet is not just for humans- it is for all life, we need to give it more care’ @zainab_1994 adding her #fingerprint to #spottimespottime #alllife #workingtogether #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage climatechange #glasgow #love #life #respect #climatecrisis #nature #glasgow26 ... See MoreSee Less
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Yesterday I met Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe who has been wrongly detained in Iran for more than five years. He is on day 16 of his hunger strike, making this desperate protest to shake the government into action and bring her home.It is two years since Nazanin saw her daughter.Tulip Siddiq, my colleague who is the family's MP, has done a fantastic job of keeping this campaign alive in Parliament. As Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, I have brought Nazanin's case up in the Chamber. There are things the government could do. Together with Tulip and other Labour colleagues, I will keep pushing the Foreign Secretary to do everything she can to bring Nazanin home. ... See MoreSee Less
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Chanchana Chakma from the #womensenvironmentanddevelopment organisation added her #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #alllife #sittingequally #workingtogether #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage ‘ I’m an indigenous woman - we have to protect our forests and environmental activities. There is no voice for Climate Change without gender justice. We are the missing voice at COP26 #missingvoicecop26 #weareindigonouswoman - and our communities are key in the protection of nature and the natural reserve. We know our land and how to protect it and also the natural reserves- however, for too long toxic masculinity has been killing the human race, activities and land rights and also rituals in Bangladesh. Land is our life! - Indigenous messageclimatechange #glasgow #love #life #respect #climatecrisis #nature #glasgow26 #bangladesh #indeginous #protecttheland #rituals #respect #motherearth 💚🌏💚🌏 #love #feministclimatejustice #feminist #socialdocument #art ... See MoreSee Less
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A group of people from @uhmanoanews #universityofhawaii - #schooloflaw were on their way to COP26 and kindly took the time to add their #fingerprints to #SPOTtimespotTIME #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #sittingequally Denise Antollini said ‘ My fingerprint represents the importance of the Pacific Ocean in solving Climate Change’ ‘ indigenous people have been protecting the earth for all time’ David Foreman Colin Lee added his fingerprint without a quote. ‘ This work and people adding their fingerprints symbolises our interconnectedness and commonality’ Naima Temaile ... See MoreSee Less
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‘ It is time to look after Mother Earth’ 9.30 am 6th November DR LAODE M SYARIF on his way to @cop26uk adding his #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife Dr Syarif is the Executive Director at The Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia, and the former Commissioner for Indonesia Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) (2015-2019). Before he joined the Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission), Syarif was a Senior Lecturer at Hasanuddin University, Faculty of Law, Makassar, Indonesia. He taught Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, and developed Anti-Corruption and Environmental Law Clinics in several Law Schools in Indonesia. He also served as one of the principal trainers of the Supreme Court of Indonesia in the area of Environmental Law and Judicial Code of Conduct since early 2000.Syarif spent seven years living in Australia as he pursued his graduate education. Under an Australia Awards Scholarship (formerly the Australian Development Scholarships), he obtained his Master in Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, and later his PhD in Law at the University of Sydney.“My educational experience at QUT and the University of Sydney Law School have influenced my career both as an academic, and as an environmental and anti-corruption activist,” said Syarif, adding that he met many experts from other parts of the world at the two institutions.When it comes to Australian collaboration, the KPK has already worked closely with the Australian Federal Police and Attorney General’s Office. And thanks to his strong Australian connection, Syarif is very keen to bring the cooperation between the two countries even closer.His experience in the academic field includes researching and teaching at his alma mater, Universitas Hasanuddin, in Indonesia’s eastern port city of Makassar, and teaching as a guest lecturer at many universities. #glasgow #love #life #respect #climatecrisis #nature #glasgow26 ... See MoreSee Less
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Elaine Robinson
COP26 United Nations Climate Change ConferenceSPOTtimespotTIME representation 6th November 2021Over the next week I shall post about the day with quotes and lots of photos from the Climate March. I ended the day attending a talk called ‘ Nature ain’t a luxury - Why young black and brown people feel alienated from nature in the UK and the West - presented by artist and musician @itslouisvi and an invited panel @birdgirluk @domipalmer @joycelynlongdon @birdnerdeem which I’m proud to say all added their #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage and I shall post their quotes and bios early next week. The Walkabout was incredible and the Climate March one of the most powerful marches I have ever attended. Beautiful 💚🦋 Many many more photos and quotes as the week goes by- First fingerprint on the circle that day was by a team working early in Premier Inn‘ If you have done nothing wrong then you should always be happy to give your fingerprint’ Joanne Borji‘COP26 is a pain- all the road closures is inconvenient- I also find it hypocritical that delegates came in range rovers and Boris travelled home on a plane’ Lauren Walker‘ The only way we are going to have a future is together’ John Briggs#climatechange #glasgow #love #life #respect #climatecrisis #nature #glasgow26 ... See MoreSee Less
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Photo and quote by Mike BloxhamInvertebrate ecologist/ taxonomist and illustrator.Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society @royentsoc adding #fingerprint to #spottimespottime #alllife #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage Mike Bloxham Our garden included a dense Holly and Hawthorn Hedge- ideal for making friends with numerous birds.Blackbird,  Hedge Sparrow, Chaffinch and Robin always nested. We watched a Hedge Sparrow spend hours feeding a Cuckoo when this ungainly visitor finally struggled out onto a mushroom stone in the garden.Spotted & Pied Flycatcher were always about, as was Wren- finding all sorts of tiny spaces to nest. The Georgian House with its gables and easy access for wildlife, housed a colony in excess of 20  swifts during the summer.House Martin was abundant and Swallows nested in the garage.All beautiful & one seemed to be a part of this integrated wildlife family. Interest in insects came about when the exciting Hornets descended on fallen pears in the cobbled back yard. One day as I sat quietly with Rags our Old English SheepdogA nice yellow and black fly alighted on my wrist. It had magnificent green and orange eyes and then it bit me! Painful, impressive and opening the door to a new world! Our lives are often transformed by important encounters & a seminal moment arrived when our class of 40 boys met with the legendary Worcestershire Naturalist Fred Fincher in Randan Woods near his house.I had anticipated possible problems as our lads were ‘rough diamonds’Not a single problem, every boy suddenly became a wildlife worker an endless procession showing finds to Fred, who continually pointed out characteristic plants and animals as we were at one with the woodland for two hours.The resultant letters to Fred (from children and parents) showed how the flame of engagement with nature is so readily kindled at the hands of a master naturalist.I started my own studies- on cow pats in a field close to our west Bromwich home. 50 years later I am still hard at work and looking forward to the next new project !Do engage with wildlife and encourage others at all times when our wildlife family cries out for help ... See MoreSee Less
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Glasgow #cop26 #spottimespottime #consevationmeanslife #alllife #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #spottimespottimecop26 #workingtogether ‘So proud to be here today with my lovely friend Sue Bell- 100 k present . I shall post next week as it been so so amazing- Thank you #Glasgow and all who participated today’🙏💚🌎🌍🌏 ... See MoreSee Less
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I shall be taking a break from social media for a couple of weeks with the image ‘ Deer Family’ January 2021 The symbolism is clear. We are one family, one species interconnected. We have a beautiful home - a planet we share and are collectively responsible for. 💚Thank you to the many artists and participants who have added their #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME art social document. #conservationmeanslife #alllife #artaunifyinglanguage #sittingequally There are still many more participants and events to share new events, from past events and postal contributions and look look forward to sharing more and more over the next year. The 30th March 2023 will be day the last fingerprint will be added to the artwork. This last fingerprint will act as a sealant on ( what will be ) an eight year art document installation -demonstrating an emerging realisation that a #conservation #collective #individual #ownership and also an embracing of #art as an #instinctive fundamental #language are an essential part of our emotional and physical #dna . “SPOTtimespotTIME is inclusive and for people from all walks of life. It’s also about embracing our interconnections; we are always stronger working together. I would love to hear from you and add your fingerprint to the artwork -a time capsule for now and all future generations of life on Earth.” #emotional #physical #nature #biodiversity #sustainability #conservationmeanslife #cop26 #cop26glasgow #anthropology #archeology #unitednations #love Thank you 🙏 for the continuing support 💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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Elaine Robinson
I shall be taking a break from social media for a couple of weeks with the image ‘ Deer Family’ January 2021 The symbolism is clear. We are one family, one species interconnected. We have a beautiful home - a planet we share and are collectively responsible for. 💚Thank you to the many artists and participants who have added their #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME art social document. #conservationmeanslife #alllife #artaunifyinglanguage #sittingequally There are still many more participants and events to share new events, from past events and postal contributions and look look forward to sharing more and more over the next year. The 30th March 2023 will be day the last fingerprint will be added to the artwork. This last fingerprint will act as a sealant on ( what will be ) an eight year art document installation -demonstrating an emerging realisation that a #conservation #collective #individual #ownership and also an embracing of #art as an #instinctive fundamental #language are an essential part of our emotional and physical #dna . “SPOTtimespotTIME is inclusive and for people from all walks of life. It’s also about embracing our interconnections; we are always stronger working together. I would love to hear from you and add your fingerprint to the artwork -a time capsule for now and all future generations of life on Earth.” #emotional #physical #nature #biodiversity #sustainability #conservationmeanslife #cop26 #cop26glasgow #anthropology #archeology #unitednations #love Thank you 🙏 for the continuing support 💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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Elaine Robinson
I shall be taking a break from social media for a couple of weeks with the image ‘ Deer Family’ January 2021 The symbolism is clear. We are one family, one species interconnected. We have a beautiful home - a planet we share and are collectively responsible for. 💚Thank you to the many artists and participants who have added their #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME art social document. #conservationmeanslife #alllife #artaunifyinglanguage #sittingequally There are still many more participants and events to share new events, from past events and postal contributions and look look forward to sharing more and more over the next year. The 30th March 2023 will be day the last fingerprint will be added to the artwork. This last fingerprint will act as a sealant on ( what will be ) an eight year art document installation -demonstrating an emerging realisation that a #conservation #collective #individual #ownership and also an embracing of #art as an #instinctive fundamental #language are an essential part of our emotional and physical #dna . “SPOTtimespotTIME is inclusive and for people from all walks of life. It’s also about embracing our interconnections; we are always stronger working together. I would love to hear from you and add your fingerprint to the artwork -a time capsule for now and all future generations of life on Earth.” #emotional #physical #nature #biodiversity #sustainability #conservationmeanslife #cop26 #cop26glasgow #anthropology #archeology #unitednations #love Thank you 🙏 for the continuing support 💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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Elaine Robinson
Operation Ocelot! I’m on Jeremy Vine show NOW to talk what we can all do to combat climate change and champion biodiversity. Measure up your playground, footie pitch or garden, and save the exact same area in Guatemalan rainforest! Go to World Land Trust to find out more. The ocelot in this photo was in an animal orphanage; it’s parents lost in land clearance; the exact kind of thing this project aims to address ... See MoreSee Less
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The painting is deer family - Elaine Robinson Jan 2021 We are all one family #indigenouselders #plantlife #forestlife #nature #biodiversity #naturalcapital #wildlife #spectrum #light #love #life #COP26 #copglasgow26 #copglasgow #onespecies #spectrum #light #newbeginnings #hope #love #alllife #deer #family #earth #biodiversity #theenvironment #Respect #theworld #ancestry #TheElders #firstnations #legacy #Family #connectiontoalllife 💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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Professor David Goode ‘My message as I lay my fingerprint is the earth is in crisis and we ALL have to sort it out’ Professor David Goode PhD, FLS, FCIEEM,CEnv, FRSA, adding his #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #conservationmeanslife #alllife #sittingequally #artaunifyinglanguage #artsocialdocument Professor David Goode has over 40 years experience working in both central and local government in the UK and an international reputation for environmental projects, ranging from wetland conservation to urban sustainability. He was Senior Ecologist at the Greater London Council, Director of the London Ecology Unit and latterly Head of Environment at the Greater London Authority. He has been directly involved in developing the theory and practice of urban nature conservation, both as a professional ecologist and an enthusiastic naturalist. He published Wild in London (Michael Joseph) in 1986, co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology, published in 2011, followed by his highly acclaimed Nature in Towns and Cities (Harper Collins) in 2014. He has worked in major cities in China, and in Santiago, Chile. A Visiting Professor at University College London since 1994, he was Honorary Professor at East China Normal University from 1996-2001. He is a member of the IUCN Specialist Group on Urban Conservation Strategies. He is a Past President and now Patron of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. But David remains at heart a naturalist, and is currently producing an app for the people of Bath to explore their local natural history.#naturalworld #nature #wildlife #environment #cop26 #cop26glasgow #biodiversity #sustainability #natureintownsandcities #societyofwildlifeartists #green #bath #natualist , #ecologist ... See MoreSee Less
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Thangam Debbonaire supported my time in the UK Parliament during the meaningful brexit vote in January 2019 #fingerprintofunity Today the artwork which commenced in March 2015 has gone on to reflect the growing acknowledgement of human identity to #worktogether . We have one home - #ourbeautifulplanet and #SPOTtimespotTIME #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife demonstrates we can all work together. 💚 #cop26glasgow #glasgow #NGO’s #conservation #nature #wildlife #environment #lovetheplanet🌍 ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosWhen asked what she wanted to do when she grows up, 5-year-old Emily responded with ‘help the world’. This young conservationist has already done just that. She took on a 10km journey with her mum by her side – and ended up raising 3️⃣2️⃣3️⃣% of her target in support of our #GuardiansofNimlaHa appeal (you can still donate here 👉https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emilys-10k-walk) If you want to take #climateaction like Emily, stay tuned for some exciting news coming from us on Monday once #COP26 is underway! 🤫 ... See MoreSee Less
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Cousins Stephanie Smith - artist # #royalsocietymarine ( photo on the right ) Amanda Smith and Dame Christine Lenehan #nationalchildrensbureau adding their #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME collective #art #social #document on 29th Sept #royalsocietymarine open exhibition where Stephanie had 2 exhibits. ‘I am a curlew ambassador!’ ( Christine lives in the beautiful Morecambe Bay, and is constantly inspired by the views from her window.) Amanda Webster ( Photo on the left) ‘ All our fingerprints are different, however, we are all the same’ Dame Christine Lenehan ‘ Looking at the exhibition vibrancy mattered to me , the energy and nature- and we just can’t lose that’ Dame Christine Lenehan #nationalchildrensbureau is Director of the Council for Disabled Children Christine works tirelessly to see a fully inclusive society where all disabled children and young people can achieve their aspirations and do not feel excluded.#sittingequally #alllife #alllife #workingtogether #lovetheplanet #respect #naturalworld #nature #wildlife ... See MoreSee Less
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"Dire conditions at Miami Seaquarium have prompted us to fast-track securing our orca relation's Salish Sea home. Our capital campaign has launched!" - SACRED SEA🚩READ PRESS RELEASE : mailchi.mp/sacredsea.org/fundraising-for-tokitaes-home Sacred Sea Fundraising Phases: Phase 1: completed. 'We commissioned Whale Sanctuary Project and their network of experts to draft a comprehensive plan on how to safely and responsibly bring Sk'aliCh'elh-tenaut home. The plan, which was paid for by online donations from our generous supporters, details all aspects of her return, her Salish Sea home, and her ongoing care.' Phase 2: NOW. 'We are fundraising to secure a site for Sk'aliCh'elh-tenaut's home in the Salish Sea. We are in search of a safe, protected area in the San Juan Islands. In this phase of work, we will assess prospective sites and then secure the best available site. Leases, permits, negotiations and outreach are part of this process. We are hopeful that The Dolphin Company (the new owners of Miami Seaquarium) and involved governmental agencies will see that there is a real, better, and immediately actionable alternative to her concrete tank.'🚩DONATE : www.gofundme.com/f/tokitae ... See MoreSee Less
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Anthropology and Conservation @royalanthropologicalinstitute The aim of the conference - it is increasingly recognised that conservation can only be properly achieved with Indigenous Peoples, in full recognition of their rights. It is therefore urgent that we develop cross-disciplinary understanding not just of conservation, but also of the way that conservation and people go together. The conference was held virtually. The conference was originally proposed by the University of East Anglia’s School of International Development, and they were pleased to welcome as co-organisers alongside UEA: #forestpeoplesprogramme , the Linnean Society, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation, the #AnthropologyandEnvironment Society a section of the AAA), Botanic Garden Conservation International, #theSociety ofEthnobiology and Cambridge Conservation Initiative.The Anthropology and Conservation conference was held 25 to 29 October 2021 online.Representations , discussions, and ideas were wide and varied. Essentially the conference highlighted increased respect for each of our diversity and cultural lineage is a priority. #alllifeisconnected #workingtogether #alllife #artaunifyinglanguage #conservationmeanslife #instinctnature&ancestors #deerfamily #love #life #connectiontoalllife #anthropology #biodiversity #conservation #internationaldevelopment #cambridgeconservationinitiative #legacy *The painting is deer family - Elaine Robinson Jan 2021 We are all one family #indigenouselders #plantlife #forestlife #nature #biodiversity #naturalcapital #wildlife #spectrum #light #love #life ... See MoreSee Less
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‘ A fantastic light on the tree of life’ Mark Buck @markbuckart and Justina Leitao ‘ Lovely to be out and about again - meeting people, it’s what we do as the human race!’ Justina Adding their #fingerprints to SPOTtimespotTIME #artaunifyinglanguage #conservatiobmeanslife #alllife @royalsocietymarine annual exhibition on the 29th September 2021 www.markbuck.co.uk/about.htmlMark Buck, studied for a degree in illustration at Bower Ashton Art College in Bristol. He has illustrated for magazines, newspapers, books, advertising hoardings and played guitar at the Jazz Cafe in London, on occasion with Bo Diddley. Mark paints watercolour in an energetic and loose style, mostly plein air. He uses St Cuthbert’s Millford 300gsm cold pressed watercolour paper or Moleskine sketchbooks. His paintings often feature early morning or evening light with strong shadows and atmospheric distances. Mark is represented by galleries on the Isle of Wight, Swanage and Petworth. He has exhibited with The Royal Watercolour Society, The Royal Society of Marine Artists, Plas Brondanw Gallery and The TALP Open Exhibition at Patchings at which he picked up a couple of awards. #art #nature #environment #watercolour #water #marine #life #art #conservation ... See MoreSee Less
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Elaine Robinson
Bristolians have long been committed to caring for the environment and averting dangerous climate change. Over the summer, I discussed the climate emergency with hundreds of people in my constituency to understand their concerns and listen to their ideas to resolve this crisis from a local level.This showed that Bristol has huge expertise in this area. It also demonstrated the importance of bringing all communities to the discussion table. I have shared the suggestions from these discussions with the COP26 President and requested a meeting to discuss how Bristol can play a leading role in the transition to a healthier and cleaner environment.Read my letter here: www.debbonaire.co.uk/blog/2021/10/28/cop26-what-my-constituents-want-to-see-from-this-vital-clima...The government has been much too slow to act on climate change. It must pick up the pace now. My conversations with constituents show that the public is far ahead of government ministers on this urgent matter. Nationally, opinion polls show the same, with 80% of people fairly or very concerned about climate change.The government must do everything it can to make COP26 a success. And that starts with bold policies at home. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
Coventry - Amal visiting yesterday 27th October 2021Here are some of the people I saw before Amal arrived. @goodchancetheatre goodchancetheatre @walkwithamal walkwithamal Danielle @danielleclarkecreative (lecturer and independent graphic designer )- & Brian ( Keen rock climber, walker, film maker and retired teacher - 85!yrs old !! & still rock climbing) were the two last people around add their #fingerprints to the GLOBAL panel for #SPOTtimespotTIME yesterday. It was such a lovely serendipitous meet up to meet Brian and Danielle and we had a lovely discussion about the refugee concerns and the hope that Amal brings on her walks. ‘ I have loved seeing all the joy today, I have been following Amal on Instagram and it’s so exciting to meet her and feel the kindness she radiates. The music and Amal bringing everyone together is wonderful. It would just be glorious if this welcome today for Amal could translate to all refugees fleeing unsafe countries’ @danielleclarkecreative danielleclarkecreative ‘I just can’t stop crying, ..it’s just SO wonderful isn’t it ? - Well …I just hope it will make people reflect and consider their own consumption in this country and consider lots of other people from different countries who are struggling to survive with food and shelter, hopefully today will help make people more aware of the problem’ Brian @emmalmanton emmalmanton #refugeeswelcomehere #refugeesupport #refugeestories #amal #coventry #spottimespottime #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #conservationmeanslife #workingtogether #artsocialdocument #art #love #oneplanet #respecteachother ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
Coventry - Amal visiting yesterday 27th October 2021Here are some of the people I saw before Amal arrived. @goodchancetheatre @walkwithamal Danielle @danielleclarkecreative (lecturer and independent graphic designer )- & Brian ( Keen rock climber, walker, film maker and retired teacher - 85!yrs old !! & still rock climbing) were the two last people around add their #fingerprints to the GLOBAL panel for #SPOTtimespotTIME yesterday. It was such a lovely serendipitous meet up to meet Brian and Danielle and we had a lovely discussion about the refugee concerns and the hope that Amal brings on her walks. ‘ I have loved seeing all the joy today, I have been following Amal on Instagram and it’s so exciting to meet her and feel the kindness she radiates. The music and Amal bringing everyone together is wonderful. It would just be glorious if this welcome today for Amal could translate to all refugees fleeing unsafe countries’ @danielleclarkecreative ‘I just can’t stop crying, ..it’s just SO wonderful isn’t it ? - Well …I just hope it will make people reflect and consider their own consumption in this country and consider lots of other people from different countries who are struggling to survive with food and shelter, hopefully today will help make people more aware of the problem’ Brian @emmalmanton #refugeeswelcomehere #refugeesupport #refugeestories #amal #coventry #spottimespottime #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #conservationmeanslife #workingtogether #artsocialdocument #art #love #oneplanet #respecteachother ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
Coventry - Amal visiting yesterday 27th October 2021Here are some of the people I saw before Amal arrived. @goodchancetheatre @walkwithamal ‘ Immigration is something that has interested me for such a long time- There are often social difficulties, however, it is important we find ways through and learn to respect each other. We should be proud to a country so diverse and welcoming of all cultures’ RobertTerrie and Abby ( Mother and daughter )‘ Amal walking is representing refugees and children. Children are our future and Amal walking today is so appropriate. Children are the next generation and we should embrace this message from Amal’ Terri‘ It’s so wonderful to see all the people here today so excited to Amal- such a great message full of hope’ Ghalia ‘We are so excited to see Amal today ‘ Hwayda, Khaled, Marwa and Ibrahim Sudanese group ‘ We are all equal, a diverse community is enriching and helps us all understand and respect each other- we are so happy Amal is here and the children are SO excited’ Rabab #refugeeswelcomehere #refugeesupport #refugeestories #amal #coventry #spottimespottime #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #conservationmeanslife #workingtogether #artsocialdocument #art #love #oneplanet #respecteachother ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
Coventry - Amal visiting yesterday 27th October 2021Here are some of the people I saw before Amal arrived. @goodchancetheatre @walkwithamal Clare, Allie and Simon. ( Suffolk) ‘We’ve never been to Coventry and we found it to be welcoming and inclusive. We’ve been following Amal with her journey and today is a happy coincidence- We feel so privileged’ Fiona, Jude and Lix‘ I feel such pride of what Amal symbolises and the admire the heightening of awareness the journey is making, Fiona‘ It’s such an honour to be here’ Jude.Savannah, Maddison and Kyle‘ We are interested how the puppet walks and has been able to walk so far about something so important’Abbie, James, Joanna, Rosa- ‘ I can’t believe that refugees have to walk so far to feel safe’ ‘ Really excited to see Amal and want to take lots of pictures’Family Raj deep Kaur ‘ We are really happy to see Amal’ Karen Aston ( Nanna) ‘ This visit from Amal is very good for the community’ Sudanese group ‘ We are all equal, a diverse community is enriching and helps us all understand and respect each other- we are so happy Amal is here and the children are SO excited’ Rabab #refugeeswelcomehere #refugeesupport #refugeestories #amal #coventry #spottimespottime #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #conservationmeanslife #workingtogether #artsocialdocument #art #love #oneplanet #respecteachother ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
A Syrian family who wanted to add their fingerprints said‘We are the one hand of Syria and all refugees- the girl Amal is in UK to show and educate everyone, we are so happy our story is being told- thank you Amal’ @goodchancetheatre @walkwithamal Jane Nellist - President of the Coventry Trade Council‘ This fingerprint is to symbolise, - I’m here in the struggle - we need more and more people with louder voices like @walkwithamal @goodchancetheatre #walkwithamal #spottimespottime #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife #coventry www.walkwithamal.org/about-us/good-chance/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
‘We hope Amal has left a little mark on many people across all of Europe - and this fingerprint represents her stop in Coventry and the welcome she has received from so many fingerprints of the city’ NAOMI WEBB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR @goodchancetheatre @walkwithamal adding her #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife #workingtogether Please support Amal by visiting the website and finding out more how you can support. 💚🦋🙏www.walkwithamal.org/about-us/good-chance/Over the next few days I will share pics and quotes from a day in Coventry where I had the honour to meet Amal and the many people and children who came to support this incredible walk. The fingerprints I gathered today were added to the GLOBAL panel of SPOTtimespotTIME. Thank you @goodchancetheatre for the beauty that is Amal and the wonderful message of hope and respect for the many refugees past, present and future 💚🦋💚🙏( Taken from @goodchancetheatre website) ‘‘The world is on the move, our climate is changing, a pandemic keeps us apart. We’re working with artists from around the world, bringing communities together to tell bigger stories of hope and humanity.Good Chance began in the Calais refugee camp in 2015, where we built our first ever ‘Theatre of Hope’, to bring people living in the camp together into our geodesic Dome for conversations, connections and creations. After the camp was demolished, we created the play The Jungle, to shine a light on the refugee crisis and start a global conversation around immigration.The Jungle had critically acclaimed sold-out runs from the Young Vic theatre and London’s West End, to New York and San Francisco, and will return to tour the US in 2021/22.‘Theatre that shakes hands with the world’ (Sunday Times on The Jungle)We create Productions that tell big stories of hope and humanity, build Dome theatres across the world working together with refugees and local people, and we have an Ensemble of refugee artists we collaborate with to create visionary new art.The Walk is our most ambitious endeavour yet.’ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
‘We all have the same dna’ @brinedwards_art @societyofwildlifeartists adding his #fingerprint to the ‘Federation of British Artists’ circle to add to #SPOTtimespotTIME #conservationmeanslife #alllife #sittingequally #artaunifyinglanguage - photo taken at ‘The Natural Eye’ @societyofwildlifeartists annual exhibition 2021 Brin has always been fascinated by the natural world and has had a compulsion to draw and paint wildlife for as long as he can remember. This deep interest in birds probably dates from an early childhood spent in Singapore where he was captivated by the colourful tropical species.Brin studied Biology and Ecology at University and graduated with ideas of a career in scientific research. This was short lived as he soon realised that he was much more interested in the way the natural world looks than in any theories about how it worked. Brin gradually started to get illustrations published and built up a folio of work for a variety of UK and European book and magazine publishers.More recently he has developed a more personal and expressive way of depicting the natural world in his oil paintings. This looser and atmospheric approach acts as a kind of antidote to the precision of the illustration work. His work is primarily based in the Suffolk countryside and much of the inspiration for his paintings comes from close to home. He is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.#societyofwildlifeartists #art #nature #wildlife #naturalworld #birds #cambridgecontemporaryart #jerramgallery #london #workingtogether #cambridge #illustration #suffolk ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
‘ I suspect this fingerprint confirms that I am related to the Yeti’ Bill Oddie OBE adding he’s #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #conservationmeanslife #alllife #sittingequally #artaunifyinglanguage.He was attending the @societyofwildlifeartists ‘The Natural Eye’ annual exhibition. Bill Oddie is an English writer, comedian, songwriter, musician, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. Bill is an active conservationist, a past and present council member of the RSPB, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and The Worldwide Fund for Nature. He is president of The Northumberland Wildlife Trust, and represents such organisations as World Land Trust, Birdlife International, Friends of the Earth, Plantlife, The Wildlife Trusts etc.Bill is married to Laura Beaumont. Laura writes and illustrates childrens’ books, as well as broadcasting and writing scripts for television. Sometimes they work on projects together, such as ‘The Toilet Book’(Methuen) a best-seller in the UK and on the continent (translated into several languages) and ‘Megatot’– a childrens’ comic character for Fantail (Penguin). #bbcspringwatch #nature #wilddlife #birds #protectingnature #birder #northumberlandwildlifetrust #naturalworld #conservation ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
Looking forward to documenting @royalanthropologicalinstitute #CCI_Cambridge #cambridgeconservationinitiative @linneansociety #forestpeoplesprogramme #developmentuea @kewgardens @unikentlive #AnthEnvironment ‘Anthropology & Conservation’ on the #SPOTtimespotTIME emerging art #alllife #artaunifyinglanguage #conservationmeanslife. This conference is on until Friday 29th October. I’ve just listened to ‘ Engagement with Conservation in the 21st Century’ Just wonderful ! #art #conservation #anthropology #evolution #letslistentoeachother ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
‘There is such a beauty in the diversity of life- art & conservation seem natural allies’ Dr Lera Miles adding her #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #conservationmeanslife #alllife #sittingequally #workingtogether Climate Change & Biodiversity, UN Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring CentreLera’s PhD on the impact of climate change in tropical forests led to authorship on a paper in Nature that has been cited more than 1,700 times. She now leads work on the forest carbon payment initiative REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation & Forest Degradation) at United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, helping to ensure that this delivers not only carbon savings but also benefits for wildlife & local people.After a 1st degree in biology & MSc in conservation, Lera spent a couple of years designing a species recording and mapping tool for a university in Portugal, & then working on a database of Sites of Special Scientific Interest for FOE Her PhD, funded by NERC, focused on a hot topic - the impact of climate change on tropical forest plants in the Amazon. This involved applying a climate model to data on species distribution across the whole Amazon basin. "I wanted to apply my conservation skills on a broad scale - not to look just at one small place, but to have a wider impact," she says.Unexpectedly, the results from her PhD & from similar studies in other regions were included in a landmark Nature paper, which estimated that 15-37% of species were at risk of extinction under a medium climate-change scenario.This has been widely cited, and was included in the 4th assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007 - a key source of information for policymakers."The paper stimulated debate about how we might do things differently, which was very exciting," she says. "For the first time we could say how climate change might affect species extinction risks."Another bonus ensued when Lera's PhD examiner offered her a job at the World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, which is run jointly by United Nations Environment Programme UK charity. #cambridgeconservationinitiative ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
Thank you to the @societyofwildlifeartists and the many artists and participants who have added their #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME art social document. #conservationmeanslife #alllife #artaunifyinglanguage #sittingequally The attached photos are @harrietmead.art the President of the @societyofwildlifeartists at their Preview ‘The Natural Eye’ on the 13th October 2021. I have also added @andrewhaslen and his participatory #fingerprint and photo earlier in the year and a selection of other works at the exhibition. There are many more artists and participants to share from past events and postal contributions and look look forward to sharing more and more over the next year. The 30th March 2023 will be day the last fingerprint will be added to the artwork. This last fingerprint will act as a sealant on an eight year art document installation -demonstrating an emerging realisation that a #conservation #collective #individual #ownership and also an embracing of #art as an #instinctive fundamental #language are an essential part of our emotional and physical #dna . “SPOTtimespotTIME is inclusive and for people from all walks of life. It’s also about embracing our interconnections; we are always stronger working together. I would love to hear from you and add your fingerprint to the artwork -a time capsule for now and all future generations of life on Earth.” #emotional #physical #nature #biodivsity #sustainability #conservationmeanslife ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
‘Nature and art together can be very powerful- (artists and conservationists)- Art is a fantastic way to engage people with ideas and show people what they are unable to see with their own eyes’ Jane Smith wildlife art#societyofwildlifeartists #mallgalleries adding her #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #conservationmeanslife #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #sittingequally The Natural Eye #artaunifyinglanguage#societyofwildlifeartistssocietyofwildlifeartists janesmithwildlifeart.weebly.com/I used to make wildlife films, which involved a lot of travelling and subjects as diverse as elephants, jaguars, anacondas and penguins. Now I enjoy getting to know one place in depth. And Scotland is as beautiful and rich in wildlife as anywhere I've ever been. Instead of TV programmes, I now make artwork to share my excitement about the natural world.All my work starts with a field-sketch; a real-life encounter with bird, animal or landscape. I draw to share these snatched glimpses of wildlife that usually only come after hours spent out of doors. I can't capture all the details of that moment, but I hope to hold on to the energy and excitement of it. In my studio I combine my sketches to make a design for a print. ​I use screen printing because the limited number of colour-layers help to simplify and condense the ideas. An element of unpredictability occurs when colours overlap to make new colours, and this gives energy to the picture. I make stencils on the screen and use a squeegee to force ink through the fine mesh of the screen, one colour layer at a time.These layers build to make the final picture.Hope Spot Argyll Hope SpotAround the Argyll coast of Scotland is the Mission Blue Hope Spot - a first for mainland UK. This new Hope Spot joins an impressive and growing number around the world. Collectively they can help protect and restore marine biodiversity on a local, regional, national and international scale. #nature #wildlifeartist #hopespots #rspb #bto #wildlifefilms #swla #birds #lovetheplanet #wildlifecollective #argyll #scotland #janesmithart ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Elaine Robinson
‘An individual has only one voice, together we are a symphony’ Simon and Heather Griffiths Simon griffiths sculpture ltd#societyofwildlifeartistssocietyofwildlifeartists #mallgalleries Adding his #fingerprint to #SPOTtimespotTIME #artaunifyinglanguage #alllife #sittingequally #conservationmeanslife The Exhibition ‘The Natural Eye’ #societyofwildlifeartistssocietyofwildlifeartists is a wonderful and Similar Ms work can be seen there until the 24th October. Simon I am a wildlife sculptor living and working in the North Pennines.As a child I spent as much time as possible in the woods and fields near my home, exploring and drawing the creatures that lived within them, especially the animals and birds. My sculpture comes from within me, and I have spent many years experimenting with different techniques and materials. My work primarily stems from direct observation of the subject. The stylistic and constructional considerations are secondary to portraying the subject as honestly as I can. This is not to say that I strive to make my work realistic in the literal sense, instead I seek to capture that sense of awareness that is present in all living things. In 2019 I became a member of the society of wildlife Art. (SWLA) Heather is an art teacher. #art #artist #naturalworld #wildlife #nature #sculpture #societyofwildlifeartists #federationofbritishartists #thenaturaleye ... See MoreSee Less
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