Michelle Wilkinson sits at the cross-roads of art, science and communication. By incorporating her background in natural history with contemporary jewellery, she creates work that translates scientific research and experiences into objects and encounters that tell stories and sit within the heads of those involved long after they leave the room. She references the concepts of hybridity, biodiversity loss, extinction, and the biological consequences of the Anthropocene in her practice and often involves the public in the creative process. She recently completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Dunedin School of Art and has shown her work both nationally and internationally. Her mentor for Handshake6 is Catherine Truman.
Michelle Wilkinson‘s images:
Revenant Birds Project, 2016-2018 (ongoing)
Total of 61 mourning brooches, a selection of which are included here, photographed by project volunteers in the areas where the birds once lived around New Zealand.