Crumbling Ecologies explores the idea that our life support system is tethered to an ecosystem of universal proportions from which no part is immune from the changes of its counterparts. There is an inescapable explosion of reaction through out the natural system that marks the shape of things to come.
In times of such economic crisis both art and environmental conservation funding is often limited. As a result the learning infrastructures that support artistic practice in Melbourne have changed, raising questions on the relevancy of craft within contemporary arts practice.
On closer inspection these delicate hand crafted leaves on the brink of crumbling embody the story of their makers. Porcelain is a material known for its strength; using the material in this way comments on the loss of educators and the knowledge their hands pass on.