Unearthed is a toolkit that facilitates spatial practice. It seeks to generate motivation towards caring for New Zealand’s vulnerable natural ecologies. Each tool provides a change in perspective for the user by framing, focusing or locating a view or position within space. This heightened spatial perception forms an agenda for further care towards our natural environment.
Summit is a digital tool that prompts the use of the Unearthedtoolkit. In the form of an app it provides the necessary information that is needed to access, experience, document and rediscover natural ecologies.
Optic is a simple framing tool that offers moments of clarity within the often cluttered landscape. The frame pulls focus towards the finer details of our outdoor environments.
Scope is a simplistic tool that eliminates the users exterior surroundings by its close proximity to the face. This allows clarity for the user to then focus on their desired view.
Inspired by Wellington's undulating landscapes, Slopes is a souvenir scarf that highlights some of the regions most iconic natural features. Having never visited Wellington previous to starting at Massy University, I was surprised by the mountainous forms that encased the city. Coming from a rural area myself, the hills offer a sense of home and have quickly become one of my favorite aspects of the city.
I have loved exploring both the nooks and heights of our city; finding and framing these breathtaking views. From the popular climb to Mt Victoria, to the sandy walk towards the seals and natural beauty of Red Rocks Reserve, Wellington has all bases covered.
Utilizing paper tearing and collage techniques has enabled me to craft these familiar sites. Fluid, gestural brushstrokes are layered with care, to emphasize the detail in these natural forms.
Slopes is one of two souvenir scarf designs that was chosen to go into production. It is available for purchase at the New Zealand Parliament Gift Shop in Wellington.
This project encourages greener living and a natural lifestyle by bringing together a community to collectively shape, nurture and produce a new communal space. Elements of performance can be seen through the communities participation in exchanging knowledge and learning new skills. This is achieved through weekly workshop sessions within the space, consisting of planting, growing, nurturing and harvesting produce.
to bring into existence: to give rise to: cause
something that is produced: yield: produce
agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruit.