‘Nightshift’ by Kima Lenaghan
Artist: Kima Lenaghan
Medium: Ink on Cotton Paper (with Deckled Edge)
Dimensions: 15.5″ x 11.5″
Year of Creation: 2019
Artwork Will Ship From: Canada
About the Artwork:
“This drawing is part of my ‘Terra Recognita’ series.
Terra Recognita, translated as ‘land known again’, is a reincarnation of Earth and its denizens existing years from now, after the wilting of our first natural world. It is a collection of illustrated moments and falsified documents that seek the changes in behaviour, technology, and consciousness that could reintroduce symbiosis between humankind and the planet.
In the contemporary age, as our species tames the old beasts of famine, disease, and war, its concern for the biosphere is a fragile contender. The natural world becomes ash in the fires of progress when our species remains preoccupied with its ephemerality at the expense of ecological preservation. When collective conscience cultivates a narrow focus, it repeatedly reaches an ethical crux that favours our species over the biosphere. This onus is a precursor to the Anthropocene: an epoch characterized by human alterations to the planet including accelerated climate change and Earth’s sixth mass extinction. As we exist in the midst of this gradual environmental loss, we are given time to transcend this ethos to encompass the planet, or collect the fragments to one day start anew.” – Kima Lenaghan
About the Artist:
Kima is an illustrator and fine artist working in Toronto. She is interested in worldbuilding and forming narratives drawn from varied fields of research including consciousness, fungi, and paradox. Her work is a eulogy to unanswerable questions, environmentalism, and magic in humankind.
She is a 2018 graduate of OCAD U with a Design degree in Illustration.
Kima is a freelancer for commercial work, publishing, editorial, commissions and more.