Goldfinch flapping its wings next to a bird feeder filled with peanuts

solastalgia

installation, painting, socially engaged events

2017-23

Solastalgia refers to existential distress caused by environmental change, particularly in a place with historical or cultural value to the individual.

The term was coined by environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht in 2005:

I define solastalgia as the pain or distress caused by the ongoing loss of solace and the sense of desolation connected to the present state of one's home and territory. It is the existential and lived experience of negative environmental change, manifest as an attack on one's sense of place.

Glenn Albrecht, Earth Emotions, p38

This series of work began in 2017, and features ongoing works that all relate to environmental loss and grief.

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