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Artist statement
Tori Clearwater

My current art practice is centered around environmental concerns and is largely focused on creating works that depict and represent the current state of the environment.

I completed my Bachelors of Visual Arts with honours at the Dunedin School of Art in 2018 and I currently am working towards further expanding my ideas to create new works for upcoming exhibitions.

I want to bridge the barrier of science and art communication so that all audiences can be met, and everyone can be included and informed. Using art to visually depict what is difficult to describe in numbers and words.

My art is a way for me to process overwhelming issues that are often unnoticed, I want to bring to light what people overlook and display it in a way that can be understood.

I am interested in the human condition, the state of the environment and how people are responding. I want art to show the trauma that some experience as result of our changing climate; the uncertainty and anxiety of the younger generation and the very real fear we have for the future. With large installations like The Great Filter down to small works like Plastic Gaze I manipulate form and explore techniques to interest and educate the viewer.

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