Naked State is a 10-day residency to create artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. For the duration of the residency, the artists and residency Facilitator live as naturists (in the nude) within the naturist community of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park to create works that explore questions regarding nudity in public space.
Out of experimentation with the initial concept for the residency I came across a fascinating image. While moving around with plants in my hands I squatted down that resulted in a mythical image. A birthing goddess that encompasses the male and female elements. I took this idea inside to play with indoor plants. A series resulted where the vegetation gets increasingly large and overwhelms me. As the plant kingdom triumphs and I get back to my roots.