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Edwina Fitzpatrick

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PhD Research Student

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Anxious roots: The rhizome, the radicle and the epiphyte.
Edwina Fitzpatrick

Anxious roots: The rhizome, the radicle and the epiphyte.

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Edwina Fitzpatrick

Anxious roots: The rhizome, the radicle and the epiphyte.

Supervisor: Dr Ken Neil

Edwina is currently undertaking an AHRC funded collaborative practice based PhD. Studying part time, she is working with Glasgow School of Art and the Forestry Commission at Grizedale in the Lake District, to explore the mutable and transient nature of artwork which is sited in, or references, the green environment.

Edwina’s research is driven by practice-based experiments, using the strategy of becoming and being lost herself, in order to explore what may be lost.

As forests are both carbon sinks and carbon stores, part of this research is looking at how anxiety about climate change is influencing both artists’, and their audiences’ engagement with sited work, particularly in a woodland context. Her findings will be contextualized by international research into sited art projects, which reference the green environment.