Four in five adults in Britain support rewilding – the act of restoring a natural habitat to its original condition. Over 313,000 miles of rural verges across the country have the potential of becoming sanctuaries for more than 400 billion wild flowers, including bluebells, brambles and cow parsley. Haruna.paint documents the flora they encounter on the roadside through fragmented compositions. In Iberis, handpainted swatches represent a bloom from the artist’s memory. The cells seem like pixels on a digital screen, investigating how humanity encounters the outdoors. The artist reflects: “At some point, will electronic nature replace wildlife?”
Image Credit: Haruna.paint, Iberis, (2022). 91cm x 116.7cm x 3cm.