Reconcile (2022) is the result of two years spent engaging with immersive nature-based practices for cathartic release, to work through a sense of dissociation following a period of emotional and mental turbulence. I swam in cold lakes and rivers, walked through forests, touched the trees and moss and soil, sat, listened, and breathed fresh air. Through this process of wordless conversation with the earth I found reconciliation - between human and nature, and between all aspects of my being. I discovered an ineffable kinship with nature, long-forgotten in the modernised world, and my place in the ancient cycle of universal energy. I learned to reconcile with all aspects of myself: my physical body, my mind, my spirit. In nature I found cathartic release, and Reconcile is the vessel with which I embarked on this journey. Every piece is a labour of catharsis from beginning to end.
Reconcile (2022) Research Portfolio book. Click the title page to begin: