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Emily Woodhouse

The Earth in Which You Live, is You.

Buddhists believe there is an interdependence between the natural environment and the sentient beings that live within it. In this perspective, the habitat and its inhabitants are made up of the five elements: earth, wind, fire, water and the vacuum, that is space. Accordingly, humanity must be educated on this principle of connection if effective environmental restoration is to take place, as the devaluation of nature is the root cause of our current ecological crisis. The notion of the ecological-self highlights the interconnection that we must have towards the natural world and echoes the Buddhist teaching that we are gentle beings and must extend our gentleness onto the world in which we live in.

Using electron microscope images of human matter to create installations within the environment around us, to visually demonstrate our connection to the planet on a biological level. This piece has been made with the intention of blurring the false reality of separation between humanity and its habitat.


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