There is a reason we feel so at peace around nature, it is because we are a part of it. This is a belief that has always influenced my art. Over time, we have drifted further and further away from our natural roots, distanced by our fast-paced, hectic, man-made world.
Natural Soundscapes focuses on the calming aspects of our natural environments; specifically, the sounds that make up these environments. Running water, breeze passing through the trees, the varying calls of beautiful birds, are all sounds that take you away from the noise of the metropolis, and that provide the subject matter for my work.
Using the sounds of natural environments close to my heart, I work with a variety of materials and methods to recreate the soundscapes I experience in an abstract visual form. I aim to depict the calming sounds of nature, interweaving them visually to create harmonious compositions through careful use of colour and mark, to inspire meditative contemplation.
Through considered use of space, scale, placement, and sound, I aim to create large scale immersive experiences in which a viewer can become lost in detail to reach a meditative state. To create installations that even for a moment, can provide a feeling of serenity.
Be sure to watch my videos to view how I used these sounds as a form of meditation to create an outcome in which you can also experience a meditative moment wherever it is displayed.
This first video ‘Natural Soundscapes: Interactive Proposal ‘ is a brief introduction to my project and my proposal showcase. This video explores my influence, experimentation and creative direction which lead me to my chosen immersive outcome.