I am interested in exploring the connection to the physical landscape and our metaphysical response to it, especially given the chaotic pace and manipulated diversity of the modern world and our distancing from its natural form. I am looking at the smallness of things, the peacefulness of being created when we allow ourselves space to just be. The unscripted, unstructured world of childhood is a poignant source of reconnection to the lightness of being, and given the space of a rural grounding, for myself, the relationship with flora and fauna is monumental.
Lori Pensini is an awarded artist and semi-finalist in the 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. She has also recently been a finalist in the Collie Art Prize and the Gallipoli Art Prize 2018.