Accommodation (2013)

Home, where we live, contributes significantly to our identity and our perspective on the surrounding built and natural environments. Within my home there are many other homes, structures and locations made and occupied by creatures other than myself. What of these non-human ‘homes’; how can they inform an understandably anthropocentric view of the extra-human environment? Unlike human homes, non-human abodes elicit a lack of regulation, a manifestation of ecological opportunism. In this light, what we see as merely an object, a plant, or an inert hard surface can actually sustain a diverse range of creatures and constitute a complicated ecology.

Plastic pot plant pots, nylon fishing line. Dimensions variable.
'Accommodation' by Dean Chatwin