Michelle Ferreira

Michelle Ferreira – WilsonsPromitory

It is easier to carry on and not overthink challenging scenarios. This carefree attitude is typical when it comes to the abstract of climate change. There are varying degrees of emotions from people when confronted with the awareness of the ecological decline.The environmental impact comes in small increments but has a vast and devastating outcome. I feel it. My children get it and sometimes feel deeply anxious.
It can feel surreal, but climate change and climate grief are real.
Grief is an overwhelming emotion but an important one because it honours what you love. By facing the feelings of loss and embracing our love for nature, our grief can inspire us to move forward into action and ignite hope. In this creative process, I have set out to explore the relationship between the natural world and the human spirit. The reflected subjects – nature and my children – are the protagonists of this narrative. I want to celebrate Nature and enhance the beauty in the world. Bring awareness to how we are emotionally affected by the ecological decline and convey the dialogue between the natural landscape and the reflected emotional landscape. I attempt to fit these two landscapes seamlessly, to create an abstracted natural environment, regardless of how each part seems otherworldly to the other.


By Hilary Wardhaugh

Hilary Wardhaugh is a professional portrait photographer based near Canberra ACT. Her work involves portraits, headshots, event photography, editorial, PR and branding photography. She is a career professional and a specialist in her field

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