My work emanates from an unsettlement for the environmental issues that arise from human contribution to the climate crisis we are currently facing. It bothers me that the choices we make as a collective, often accompanies a disregard of our responsibility to the longevity of our planet and the life on it. The work I make is born from that affliction. When a landscape begins to form in a piece, it is a deliberate choice to not include a suggestion of mankind in an attempt to show how a world might flourish without us and to revel in the potential of what would be untouched.
Leanne Stephens is a Bristol based artist, graduating from Bath School of Art and Design with a BA Hons in Fine Art in 2013.