I need you more than ever….2021 (montage, sensorimotor drawing, weather systems,  Country) Pop culture's focus on longing and love as an expression of the tragedy of our relationship with ourselves and our environment. Connection to Country is ignored in colonial/capitalist systems, as way of negating its value on one hand while stealing it with the other. This disconnection furthers everyone within the system from agency, power, and belonging.  These Love songs to Country are a collation of embodied marks, ephemeral weather systems, and places I visit on Kabi Kabi, Jinibara and Wakka Wakka Country which remind me of our unbreakable embrace. They are an emotional and popularist plea to re-pair ourselves with our environment. 
#sensorimotordrawing #digitalmontage #landscape #ournature #weathersystems #patterns #drawing #dualhandeddrawing #embodiedmarks #montage #naturepatterns  #ineedyoumorethanever #breakingupwithourselves #emotional #auspol #alwayswasalwayswillbe #symbiocene

I need you more than ever….2021 (montage, sensorimotor drawing, weather systems, Country) Pop culture's focus on longing and love as an expression of the tragedy of our relationship with ourselves and our environment. Connection to Country is ignored in colonial/capitalist systems, as way of negating its value on one hand while stealing it with the other. This disconnection furthers everyone within the system from agency, power, and belonging. These Love songs to Country are a collation of embodied marks, ephemeral weather systems, and places I visit on Kabi Kabi, Jinibara and Wakka Wakka Country which remind me of our unbreakable embrace. They are an emotional and popularist plea to re-pair ourselves with our environment.
#sensorimotordrawing #digitalmontage #landscape #ournature #weathersystems #patterns #drawing #dualhandeddrawing #embodiedmarks #montage #naturepatterns #ineedyoumorethanever #breakingupwithourselves #emotional #auspol #alwayswasalwayswillbe #symbiocene
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Pretty nice sunrise even from behind the mountain. I imagine ocean side would be pretty spectacular. 🌞🌄excuse my fingerprint on the screen 🤭 maybe a bit soft vas lensing accidentally.

Pretty nice sunrise even from behind the mountain. I imagine ocean side would be pretty spectacular. 🌞🌄excuse my fingerprint on the screen 🤭 maybe a bit soft vas lensing accidentally. ...

Ferning out of my mind, Kabi Kabi Country  #ferns #subtropicalrainforest

Ferning out of my mind, Kabi Kabi Country #ferns #subtropicalrainforest ...

There is a light that never goes out. (Digital montage, sensorimotor drawing, weather systems and Country) Pop culture's focus on longing and love may be product of our disconnect. Our relationships with ourselves, our nature, place, Country, our environment, is purposefully overlooked in colonial/capitalist systems, furthering us from our agency, connection and belonging. These love songs to Country are a collation of embodied marks, ephemeral weather systems, and places I visit on Kabi Kabi, Jinibara and Wakka Wakka Country which remind me of our unbreakable embrace.  'To die by your side, well the pleasure, the privilege is mine.' The Smiths, 1986... Oh the drama 💚✨🌿
#sensorimotordrawing #digitalmontage #landscape #ournature #weathersystems #patterns #drawing #dualhandeddrawing #embodiedmarks #lovesongs

There is a light that never goes out. (Digital montage, sensorimotor drawing, weather systems and Country) Pop culture's focus on longing and love may be product of our disconnect. Our relationships with ourselves, our nature, place, Country, our environment, is purposefully overlooked in colonial/capitalist systems, furthering us from our agency, connection and belonging. These love songs to Country are a collation of embodied marks, ephemeral weather systems, and places I visit on Kabi Kabi, Jinibara and Wakka Wakka Country which remind me of our unbreakable embrace.  'To die by your side, well the pleasure, the privilege is mine.' The Smiths, 1986... Oh the drama 💚✨🌿
#sensorimotordrawing #digitalmontage #landscape #ournature #weathersystems #patterns #drawing #dualhandeddrawing #embodiedmarks #lovesongs
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We could have been so good together,  #relationshipswithplace  #symbiocene #sensorimotordrawing #photomontage #overlays #drawing #bodiesoflandandflesh  #lovesongs 🖤⛈

We could have been so good together, #relationshipswithplace #symbiocene #sensorimotordrawing #photomontage #overlays #drawing #bodiesoflandandflesh #lovesongs 🖤⛈ ...

With or without you. ⚡️#sensorimotordrawing #photomontage #edges #symbiocene #bodiesoflandandflesh

With or without you. ⚡️#sensorimotordrawing #photomontage #edges #symbiocene #bodiesoflandandflesh ...

Not happy 🪵

Not happy 🪵 ...

The sound of mountains, dual hand sensorimotor drawing, plant inks, rocks and rock pools 🪨 #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #plantinks  #layeredstudies #photomontage #digitalmontage #drawing #patterns #naturepatterns #fabricoflife

The sound of mountains, dual hand sensorimotor drawing, plant inks, rocks and rock pools 🪨 #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #plantinks #layeredstudies #photomontage #digitalmontage #drawing #patterns #naturepatterns #fabricoflife ...

Sky tide quilt 🌊☁️

Sky tide quilt 🌊☁️ ...

Ground’s time quilt #convergences #fossils #timepassages #groundpatterns #timequilt #sensorimotordrawing #photomontage #drawing #layersofplace #wayfinding

Ground’s time quilt #convergences #fossils #timepassages #groundpatterns #timequilt #sensorimotordrawing #photomontage #drawing #layersofplace #wayfinding ...

Crab 🦀 donuts 🏎 converging on winded sands 🌊

Crab 🦀 donuts 🏎 converging on winded sands 🌊 ...

Thanks rainbow log 🪵 🌈

Thanks rainbow log 🪵 🌈 ...

Frog and fern world 🐸🌿

Frog and fern world 🐸🌿 ...

Squish it all in 💚🌿 cascades, Conondale, afternoon, Kabi Kabi Country

Squish it all in 💚🌿 cascades, Conondale, afternoon, Kabi Kabi Country ...

Backyard conjuring ⚡️💖

Backyard conjuring ⚡️💖 ...

Cunjevoi joy 💚✨🌈

Cunjevoi joy 💚✨🌈 ...

Weather patterns, a remedy. The etiology of intergenerational disasters. If I think of them as meteorological patterns, the individual fuxkery dissipates, and so does their agency. While it helps me, not trying to understand all the horror, they are really against nature, they’re sociological patterns. And I think our disconnect spins them into cultural cataclysm. Part of my drawing making practice is to rebalance myself with my environment, fall into its fold. Reunite myself with the way of things. 
Sensorimotor drawing and cut outs of Country overlaid on plant ink blots. 
#societalpatterns #intergenerationalpatterns #climate #weatherpatterns #swarms #etiology #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #photomontage #drawing #plantink #theshapeofthings #culturaltraumaiscollectivetrauma #intergenerationaltrauma #masspsychogenicillness

Weather patterns, a remedy. The etiology of intergenerational disasters. If I think of them as meteorological patterns, the individual fuxkery dissipates, and so does their agency. While it helps me, not trying to understand all the horror, they are really against nature, they’re sociological patterns. And I think our disconnect spins them into cultural cataclysm. Part of my drawing making practice is to rebalance myself with my environment, fall into its fold. Reunite myself with the way of things.
Sensorimotor drawing and cut outs of Country overlaid on plant ink blots.
#societalpatterns #intergenerationalpatterns #climate #weatherpatterns #swarms #etiology #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #photomontage #drawing #plantink #theshapeofthings #culturaltraumaiscollectivetrauma #intergenerationaltrauma #masspsychogenicillness
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❤️‍🔥

❤️‍🔥 ...

Glossy black Pterodactyls Wallum side 🐚🌊🎶

Glossy black Pterodactyls Wallum side 🐚🌊🎶 ...

Spring ❤️‍🔥

Spring ❤️‍🔥 ...

All time sleeps here. 
(ID: Sensorimotor drawing overlaid in Kabi Kabi country where an immense terraforming event wove oceans with mountains. The drawing considers the chaotic pattern interference, and the quiet marks of distant chaos. Sensorimotor dual handed drawing, overlaid in geological photomontage.) #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #drawing #photomontage

All time sleeps here.
(ID: Sensorimotor drawing overlaid in Kabi Kabi country where an immense terraforming event wove oceans with mountains. The drawing considers the chaotic pattern interference, and the quiet marks of distant chaos. Sensorimotor dual handed drawing, overlaid in geological photomontage.) #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #drawing #photomontage
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For the longest time, news from the carboniferous accretionary wedge, as best I can, presently. #accretionarywedge #carboniferous #longtime #thebigwave #reptilian #amygdala #symbiocene #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing 
(ID: For the longest time, news from the carboniferous accretionary wedge, as best I can, presently. 🌿 
Dual handed sensorimotor drawing overlaid on an image of  Kabi Kabi Country where an accretionary wedge has caused cascades and many complex rock 🪨 formations. Being with this place, trying to reflect on this current complexity in time. Slowing myself down to be with rock time. Trying to read what is happening around me in slower motion and with the view of old mountains, ⛰ rather than the closeness of  emerging volcanoes. 
Maybe..)

For the longest time, news from the carboniferous accretionary wedge, as best I can, presently. #accretionarywedge #carboniferous #longtime #thebigwave #reptilian #amygdala #symbiocene #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing
(ID: For the longest time, news from the carboniferous accretionary wedge, as best I can, presently. 🌿
Dual handed sensorimotor drawing overlaid on an image of Kabi Kabi Country where an accretionary wedge has caused cascades and many complex rock 🪨 formations. Being with this place, trying to reflect on this current complexity in time. Slowing myself down to be with rock time. Trying to read what is happening around me in slower motion and with the view of old mountains, ⛰ rather than the closeness of emerging volcanoes.
Maybe..)
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Gentle and fierce and enormous and complex. Conondale National Park, Kabi Kabi Country. 💚🌿

Gentle and fierce and enormous and complex. Conondale National Park, Kabi Kabi Country. 💚🌿 ...

Dewy morning at the end of the street. The little birds were having baths. If you put the sound up you can hear some of the ambience. 💚🌿⛰

Dewy morning at the end of the street. The little birds were having baths. If you put the sound up you can hear some of the ambience. 💚🌿⛰ ...

A very hard thing to say. I’ve shown compassion for others, but now need to show it for myself and people like me. I am immune compromised, if you choose not to vaccinate, you put myself, and others like me at risk. If you’re against vaccination please keep your distance or be very careful and considerate around me, and anyone else you don’t know, who may also live with a condition that makes them vulnerable.  Thanks.

A very hard thing to say. I’ve shown compassion for others, but now need to show it for myself and people like me. I am immune compromised, if you choose not to vaccinate, you put myself, and others like me at risk. If you’re against vaccination please keep your distance or be very careful and considerate around me, and anyone else you don’t know, who may also live with a condition that makes them vulnerable. Thanks. ...

Not everything is for humans. 
We’re a part of things, not every thing. 
Dual handed sensory drawing, photomontage, layered images of recently visited places at risk. #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #drawing #photomontage #placesatrisk #psychogeography #symbioscene #noteverythingisforhumans #theedges #patternsinnaturę

Not everything is for humans.
We’re a part of things, not every thing.
Dual handed sensory drawing, photomontage, layered images of recently visited places at risk. #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #drawing #photomontage #placesatrisk #psychogeography #symbioscene #noteverythingisforhumans #theedges #patternsinnaturę
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Not everything in this world is for humans. Sitting at the edge of logged, farmed and mined forest, and it’s immeasurable compassion of still holding counsel with me, despite everything. 
Most Human cultures have stories of monsters in the landscape, they’re often signifiers of protection. Something that needs to be guarded. Something that may harm us if we pass through it, or needs to be contained. We have infantilised the monsters and can no longer see places and beings who need to be treated with care. We’ve ignored and killed the monsters, in a belief that everywhere is for us. 
We just aren’t the only beings on this planet.  There are places that should be left alone. (Covid 19 came from bats that had been mapped on the edge of deforestation). These cautions, these monsters, are human oral wisdoms, age old wisdoms in attempt to keep us safe. Destroying our oral story traditions, keeps us in the dark about places that were deemed off limits for our own protection. Not everywhere is for humans. But we do need to speak with place, to know. We aren’t the only beings on this planet. And the very beings we rely on to breathe are being destroyed at an unprecedented rate.
A monster untended to in our psyche wreaks havoc. Tend to your monsters. Tend to our monsters. Not everything in the world is for humans.

Not everything in this world is for humans. Sitting at the edge of logged, farmed and mined forest, and it’s immeasurable compassion of still holding counsel with me, despite everything.
Most Human cultures have stories of monsters in the landscape, they’re often signifiers of protection. Something that needs to be guarded. Something that may harm us if we pass through it, or needs to be contained. We have infantilised the monsters and can no longer see places and beings who need to be treated with care. We’ve ignored and killed the monsters, in a belief that everywhere is for us.
We just aren’t the only beings on this planet. There are places that should be left alone. (Covid 19 came from bats that had been mapped on the edge of deforestation). These cautions, these monsters, are human oral wisdoms, age old wisdoms in attempt to keep us safe. Destroying our oral story traditions, keeps us in the dark about places that were deemed off limits for our own protection. Not everywhere is for humans. But we do need to speak with place, to know. We aren’t the only beings on this planet. And the very beings we rely on to breathe are being destroyed at an unprecedented rate.
A monster untended to in our psyche wreaks havoc. Tend to your monsters. Tend to our monsters. Not everything in the world is for humans.
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Love your monsters. 💚🕸🐊🌿 
‘People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.’
Ursula K. Le Guin.

Love your monsters. 💚🕸🐊🌿
‘People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.’
Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Amamoor, despite everything.

Amamoor, despite everything. ...

Like clockwork, our resident Monitor Lizard (who’s about 1.5m) appears sunning itself after wintering in the large stump. Each year, to the week, if not the day, for the 5 years I’ve been back at the coast, it appears now. The callistemon also resume flowering. Hinting, the cold is mostly over, and weather will become friendlier to the amphibious and reptilian. If you listen the frogs are also singing. Kabi Kabi Country. 🐸 🎶 🦎 🌳 #monitorlizard #goanna #frogs #subtropicalseasonchange #subtropical #seasonchange

Like clockwork, our resident Monitor Lizard (who’s about 1.5m) appears sunning itself after wintering in the large stump. Each year, to the week, if not the day, for the 5 years I’ve been back at the coast, it appears now. The callistemon also resume flowering. Hinting, the cold is mostly over, and weather will become friendlier to the amphibious and reptilian. If you listen the frogs are also singing. Kabi Kabi Country. 🐸 🎶 🦎 🌳 #monitorlizard #goanna #frogs #subtropicalseasonchange #subtropical #seasonchange ...

Innards for all the ins. 💚💚💚💚

Innards for all the ins. 💚💚💚💚 ...

Rock bones bloom. All the times are under your feet. Reflections Ninderry. Kabi Kabi Country #shadowsandlight #timelayers #sensorimotordrawing #photomontage #dualhandeddrawing #drawing #patterns #deeptime #lockdowndrawing  #regeneration #layersoftime #symbiocene

Rock bones bloom. All the times are under your feet. Reflections Ninderry. Kabi Kabi Country #shadowsandlight #timelayers #sensorimotordrawing #photomontage #dualhandeddrawing #drawing #patterns #deeptime #lockdowndrawing #regeneration #layersoftime #symbiocene ...

Tending to night. Finding patterns in the dark, sensing my way home.💚🌿➰〰️🖤🕸🌚✨ #sensorimotordrawing  #dualhandeddrawing #photomontage

Tending to night. Finding patterns in the dark, sensing my way home.💚🌿➰〰️🖤🕸🌚✨ #sensorimotordrawing #dualhandeddrawing #photomontage ...

Mistletoe @ MaMu skywalk 💖 happy international tree day 💚🌿🌞

Mistletoe @ MaMu skywalk 💖 happy international tree day 💚🌿🌞 ...

EDIT: I’m obviously terrible at being subtle. But my Mum died a few years ago. This was a comment on death being indiscriminate. She was an extremely positive, very spiritual, determined person. And could not comprehend something like this happening to her. I’ve posted it at the moment because the misinformation and ableism and toxic positivity around health and covid is reminding me of this terrible time. I apologise if you’ve thought she just passed. I understand that this is a difficult time. But wanted to say as gently as I could, death does not discriminate.

EDIT: I’m obviously terrible at being subtle. But my Mum died a few years ago. This was a comment on death being indiscriminate. She was an extremely positive, very spiritual, determined person. And could not comprehend something like this happening to her. I’ve posted it at the moment because the misinformation and ableism and toxic positivity around health and covid is reminding me of this terrible time. I apologise if you’ve thought she just passed. I understand that this is a difficult time. But wanted to say as gently as I could, death does not discriminate. ...

Roadsider post apocalypse birthing, if we let it 🌿💚

Roadsider post apocalypse birthing, if we let it 🌿💚 ...

Sunday creek road, sun down, on our Sunday, which is Wednesday. Return from visiting forest friends, side of road cup of tea. 🌿💚✨🌈 🌞💓With @rossannels #conondalenationalpark #kabikabicountry #forestsunset #photoid ID: sunset in subtropical forest, large forest trees and vines silhouette the purples, oranges, pinks and yellows of sunset, a road heads back into the forest.

Sunday creek road, sun down, on our Sunday, which is Wednesday. Return from visiting forest friends, side of road cup of tea. 🌿💚✨🌈 🌞💓With @rossannels #conondalenationalpark #kabikabicountry #forestsunset #photoid ID: sunset in subtropical forest, large forest trees and vines silhouette the purples, oranges, pinks and yellows of sunset, a road heads back into the forest. ...

Down at the bottom of the mountain. This side was a goat farm when I was a kid. Thankfully it was saved as a reserve not long ago. They wanted to concrete the waterfall and put in units. Unbelievable. BushCare has been doing some wonderful work in past few years. It’s a richly wondrous and sacred place. I learn so much just sitting with it. I’m always amazed how full the world is even in my slow slow slow pace. Kabi Kabi Country.
ID: Regenerated lowland rainforest after farming. Mossy granite creek bed with vines and rainbows.

Down at the bottom of the mountain. This side was a goat farm when I was a kid. Thankfully it was saved as a reserve not long ago. They wanted to concrete the waterfall and put in units. Unbelievable. BushCare has been doing some wonderful work in past few years. It’s a richly wondrous and sacred place. I learn so much just sitting with it. I’m always amazed how full the world is even in my slow slow slow pace. Kabi Kabi Country.
ID: Regenerated lowland rainforest after farming. Mossy granite creek bed with vines and rainbows.
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Done x 2 grateful ❤️

Done x 2 grateful ❤️ ...

Used to be like this on most beachfronts when I was a kid. Now there’s houses, or canals. I had an olfactory hallucination of coconut oil, (pretend 70’s sunscreen), that’s how similar it was.

Used to be like this on most beachfronts when I was a kid. Now there’s houses, or canals. I had an olfactory hallucination of coconut oil, (pretend 70’s sunscreen), that’s how similar it was. ...

A place to speak with your fears, it’s ok to be scared. 💚🖤🌿 #sensorimotordrawing #landscapemontage #photomontage #drawing #overlays #densityofplace I will try to ID this pic. I may fail. But will give it a go!!! 
ID: Soma sensory automatic dual handed drawing (daily practice) overlaying transparent landscape photographs, of creeks, forests, waterfalls, and rocks, these are also overlaid, these images are in black and white. One triangle shape of a rock is in colour and floating within the image. It is a bit like a twin of one of the other rock images in the overlaid black and white imagery. Some of the overlaid images are so heavily layered they form borders where they meet, because of the density of the imagery. There are many abstract patterns within the images because of the overlays.

A place to speak with your fears, it’s ok to be scared. 💚🖤🌿 #sensorimotordrawing #landscapemontage #photomontage #drawing #overlays #densityofplace I will try to ID this pic. I may fail. But will give it a go!!!
ID: Soma sensory automatic dual handed drawing (daily practice) overlaying transparent landscape photographs, of creeks, forests, waterfalls, and rocks, these are also overlaid, these images are in black and white. One triangle shape of a rock is in colour and floating within the image. It is a bit like a twin of one of the other rock images in the overlaid black and white imagery. Some of the overlaid images are so heavily layered they form borders where they meet, because of the density of the imagery. There are many abstract patterns within the images because of the overlays.
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The bright blue wall, light and stone, the netherworld of Ninderry.

The bright blue wall, light and stone, the netherworld of Ninderry. ...