Geelong artist Nic Everist has been traveling along the East Coast of Australia.
She visited and hiked along many National Parks and rainforests and discovered the interconnected ecosystem that fueled life there. 
Using nature as therapy, Nic often uses these explorations as an opportunity to delve into intrinsic stories that are laying dormant, discover lessons and define thought processes through the slowing down of being out in the natural world.

During these explorations, Nic was taken by how fragile the ecosystems were and made a comparison between these ecosystems in nature and the social ecosystems we live in. Specifically, how an interaction between two people can considerably impact on another’s outlook for that day. 

These pieces represent the lessons that nature teaches. The mindfulness, the being present, the beauty in the waiting, in being slow.

In this series, Nic applies techniques that have been used since the beginning of her practice, specifically fluid pouring to replicate the textures in nature, such as the bark, trees and shrubs. Each piece draws in the viewer to look a little closer at the details, to slow down and notice the fine marks created, and in turn, notice those fine details in their own environments.

Learning the lesson provided by Mother Nature herself, of taking life slowly, being considerate, and noticing how our interactions with the world around us impacts others