Rose Sambrook

Rose is primarily interested in Charting urgency and agency through the discourse surrounding the anthropocene/ Capitalocene/Chthulucene,  global warming, and the health of the natural environment. Throughout Sambrook’s work, there’s a goal of the mediation and reconnection between mankind and the natural world. The work acts as a documentation for the collision, often materialising in the form of virtual collages, photographs and imagery. Predominantly the work records nature through the lens of urban life, often through the personal viewpoint of the home. The work takes inspiration from activism and Eco Art, with the viewpoint that art can be strategised to create positive change. Artists that have influenced her work such as  Natalie Jeremijenko and Jason DeCaires Taylor use their platforms to create art that is beneficial to the natural environment, This being the end goal within Roses work. The responsibility of change and sustainability being taken inwards into her own practise, much like Natalie Jeremijenko’s standpoint on the power art can hold:

“ A lot of my work concerns crisis of agency- what can we do?” -Natalie Jeremijenko.

 

 Rose seeks to create a sustainable practice that aligns itself with  her interest in environmentalism  and ultimately looks to invite viewers to reconnect themselves with what has been forgotten or unrealised. Through documentation there’s an exploration of the fluidity and instability of nature seen through the fixed, container of the urban living environment.

The work looks to share experience through the exploration of space and immediate/surrounding nature. By doing so Rose hopes to start a discourse surrounding the positive changes that can be made to create a better symbiotic relationship for man and the natural world.

 

“Every art communicates because it expresses. It enables us to share vividly and deeply in meanings… For communication is not announcing things… Communication is the process of creating participation, of making common what had been isolated and singular… the conveyance of meaning gives body and definiteness to the experience of the one who utters as well as to that of those who listen.” -John Dewey.