A4 pen ink illustration. One of my earlier works, where I explored the use of the body as an environment for ecosystems to exist. The central idea was of decomposition and of life cycles, where the body - the vessel for other organisms - was rotting and disintegrating, yet other beings were thriving. The human is used here so we can better ‘empathise’ with an environment, rather than just see them as landscapes and places. It is made ambiguous whether it is a scene of despair or hope, and we see the scene for what it is - just another portrait of nature and how inevitable processes take place.
Milissa Leigh Petty