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There is, at the core of Irene’s practice, an attempt to understand place in a diverse range of built and natural environments, with a current focus on rural coastal areas in Cumbria. Through investigatory methods and spontaneous interactions, this art-based research forms an integral part of the process. It involves an intense engagement with landscape predicated on repeat visits, walking, exploring the visible and (through microscopy) invisible, and immersion in observational study and artistic interpretation. Often, part of these excursions incorporates collaborations, art activism, existing somewhere between scientific study, and imaginative exploration.

Environmemt and Science