Adjusted Habitats (sharing place) (2017)

Adjusted Habitats (sharing place) is one of a suite of artworks made in response to observation I see in my home.

Over time I have become aware of other animals living in my home, making their own homes amongst my possessions. Frequently these creatures are very small – insects or spiders – and they occupy gaps either inside the structure of the actual house or within pieces of furniture. Repurposing existing items – for instance furniture – to make an environment where a person and animal can use the same object speaks of resource sharing, and modifying an item that disrupts our use relates to making sacrifices to accommodate other creatures.

salvaged timber desk, tree prunings from the artist's yard. Installation