"Within the land you will find people on it. How we respond, embrace and interact with it has fascination for me. The ecosystem is as intrinsically linked to our survival as it is our need to preserve it. We underestimate its fragility in blind ambivalence, knowing, yet unable to make the required change toward preservation and nurture. My work forms a connection with the subjects and the land they live on. Each is a solo contemplation of thought, mindfulness and their turangawaewae (place to stand)."