Predominantly working with her environment, landscape and personal emotions, Emily Sullivan is a photographic artist who garners inspiration from her surroundings and feelings towards the land. Emily’s practice is inspired by Wilson’s biophilia hypothesis that suggests that humans tend to seek out connections with nature. As such, Emily is drawn to natural forms and textures within our landscape.
With the intention of transforming the viewers’ outlook on their surroundings, she examines her own connections with the land, and the land’s connections with its environment and geology. Changes caused by both the deterioration of our environment and geological shifts, mean that these locations, which offer the artist her solace and comfort, will alter over time. Utilising environmentally friendly techniques and materials, this project explores the impermanence of our natural world through a geological and environmental time scale.