Melville Senior High School

Introduced Species

Mina Wallis, Santiago Garcia, Tom Featherstone

Our piece explores the relationship between humanity and nature. The leaf holds a leering human expression, appearing ignorant and uncaring, as an introduced species. Implying human likeness onto the plant also represents the co-dependence between nature and people. 

In order to be sustainable we need equity between plants and people and the increase of industry and negligence towards the environment have created a poor relationship with nature. In an attempt to meld our environments into our aesthetic preferences we have done a disservice to our native species. This deeply reflects human priority, our attitudes towards our surroundings and a need for balance and equality in our future.

Concept Drawing:


This Artist-in-Residence Grants Program project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Western Australian State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and Department of Education.