Paul Fletcher: "...I am pursuing art as another way of knowing and perhaps even as a reminder of that which cannot or may not ever be fully known; for instance the 'voices' of other living things as communications and perspectives that are very different to our own but yet intimately connected (Intersubjectivity, quantum entanglements, kinship mind, whatever name or explanation your belief system comes up with).
In “Natures brain” I explore the interconnections inside and outside, within and between all present or past living things.
I have never been to Antarctica and for whatever reason, even the oceans are less familiar or comfortable to me than forests and their plants and animals.
I am however extremely curious and fascinated about the Antarctic plants and animals and value the scientific research into their diverse and plentiful species, lichens and mosses for instance. Especially pressing is revealing the connections and parallels and influences between our life on land so far away in Australia (and the rest of the world) and the frontier/frontline of the Antarctic (climate change, pollution, resource and biodiversity depletion etc)."