Pollen Pigment

Rainforests, plains and prairies are being destroyed by industrial agriculture and replaced by monocultures as humans demand more meat.

My research into industrial agriculture’s environmental impact led me to pollen - this amazing life-giving material that will be seen by future lifeforms as a marker for human mistakes and destruction.

I started collecting different forms of pollen and discovered its delicate and unpredictable colours. I decided to use it as pigment and started painting.

I create text works, painstakingly produced with pen and pollen ink, which catalogue my own journey in understanding this threat of environmental destruction. They cover a broad range of topics including reflections on family life, personal mottos, quotes and statistics charting the impact of agricultural progress