Short Walks In An Ideal Mediterranean Forest

Short Walks In An Ideal Mediterranean Forest

Short Walks In An Ideal Mediterranean Forest

Short Walks In An Ideal Mediterranean Forest (2022) is a painting and audio installation that portrays a reflective journey exploring personal and ecological loss. Through collaborative therapeutic acts of walking, conversation, and painting, my partner, Juana Flores Vegas, and I share events that followed a time spent at the Joya Arte + Ecologia artist residency in Andalucia, Spain.

The work documents the beginning of Hannah and Juana’s journey coming to terms with cancer diagnoses, supporting each other, and aims to empower others through open conversation and building awareness. It also reflects on the effects of climate change, species extinction, land abandonment and modern agriculture on the environment, connecting climate grief with personal bereavement through a sense of anticipated loss.

To listen select the orange play button above.

Oil on canvas, 360 x 120 x 4cm
Audio, 27 minutes 48 seconds

Painting, Sound, Edit: Hannah Scott and Juana Flores Vegas
Thanks: Caroline Fawcett, Ruth Gilbert, Anna Stamper
Recorded on location at Joya Arte + ecologia / AiR in Spain and in Shaftesbury and London UK.

Installed at Reimagining Joya exhibition at Thames-side Studios Gallery, London, UK, 26 August – 11 September 2022.

The project is supported by the A-N Time Space Money 2022 bursary.

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AN Time Space Money Bursary 2022