Speaking for nature
My focus as a project innovator has led to me working on so many really wonderful initiatives, each requiring a range of skill sets such as concept origination, project management, bringing together a working team, writing scripts, photography, securing sponsorships, and project implementation.
Programmes have included for example creating a visual display for The WILD Foundation’s WILD9 Wilderness Congress in Mexico; the launch of our Sacred Ocean anti-whaling campaign in the Two Oceans Aquarium with Archbishop Desmond Tutu; various marine and environmental awareness initiatives; through to ‘Mapungubwe Revisited’ and raising funds for WWF’s rhino conservation work.
I love coming up with new ways of telling stories that inspire people to look more closely at our natural world. My ‘Reconnecting with Nature’ displays touch on the web of life and nature’s incredible diversity, and through aligning with the South African National Biodiversity Institute, they are now on display in all 9 national botanical gardens around South Africa.
Through creating visually compelling books and interpretative signboards, each holding the vision of sharing information and stories about nature, wildlife ecology and our relationships with the earth, I share a message of connection to the extraordinary living world around us.
“I just wanted to let you know that I was at Kirstenbosch today and stumbled upon your boards. Wow! Such beautiful and inspiring writing that made me kick my shoes off and feel the earth beneath my feet! It is such a wonderful thing that you are doing and so vitally important. I take my hat off to you and your project. Thanks for the inspiration.”
Listed below are a few samples of my work –