My work explores the political history and cultural dynamics of rural communities. Through my research and artistic practice, I endeavour to capture and reflect the profound interconnections between rural inhabitants and their environments, exploring how these relationships shape identities, traditions, and daily life.

I am particularly drawn to the historical practices of farming and shepherding, viewing them not just as means of subsistence but as fundamental acts of cultural and environmental engagement. These practices are not merely remnants of a pastoral past but are active, lived experiences that continuously evolve in response to both local and global changes.

By organising and participating in skill-sharing workshops, I immerse myself in the world of these communities, learning and documenting the nuanced skills that have been passed down through generations. This approach allows me to engage directly with local residents, drawing on their expertise and traditional knowledge. It is a process that honours their legacy while also seeking to understand the contemporary challenges they face.

My artistic expression serves as a platform to celebrate the endurance and creativity of rural communities. Through visual narratives, installations, and collaborative projects, I aim to highlight the subtle yet powerful ways in which these communities maintain their connection to the land and to each other. My goal is to not only preserve these invaluable cultural landscapes but also to advocate for their significance in broader socio-political discourses.

My work is a tribute to the resilience and ingenuity of rural communities. By bringing their stories to the forefront, I aspire to foster a greater appreciation for their contributions and advocate for policies that support their sustainability and autonomy. In doing so, I hope to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable future, where the voices of all rural residents are heard and valued.

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