• REGENERATIVE SUSTAINABILITY Kerry's practice celebrates the natural world but is taking place during a climate emergency where 'maintaining our environment...

    REGENERATIVE SUSTAINABILITY

    Kerry's practice celebrates the natural world but is taking place during a climate emergency where "maintaining our environment is no longer enough". She instead focuses on a regenerative approach, designing her artwork to enhance biodiversity by integrating habitat restoration. This creates a symbiotic relationship between the work and its local ecology to ensure a rich legacy.

     

    Kerry is moving beyond reducing negative impact to re-learning how to design artwork for the public realm. In addition to habitat restoration, she is replacing each of the virgin materials and processes commonly used by utilising and creating new generation materials, developing partnerships with industry and dismantling sites for suitable waste materials to be recycled, reused, upcycled or hacked. Her primary consideration is for a long lifespan, so she prioritises robust, long lasting, cradle-to-cradle artwork designed for continuous reuse.

     

  • NATURE CONNECTEDNESS 'We need stronger connections between humans and this planet to protect the wellbeing of both. By creating art...

    NATURE CONNECTEDNESS 

    "We need stronger connections between humans and this planet to protect the wellbeing of both. By creating art about nature using materials imbued with interesting narratives, I aim to highlight the fragility of our ecosystem and our roles within it to encourage behavioural change,"

    To this end Kerry's work is informed by the Nature Connectedness Research Group at Derby University, She approaches each project through the lens of their five pathways - creating opportunities to engage with:

    1. Senses - tuning in to nature through the senses
    2. Emotion - feeling alive through the emotions and feelings nature brings
    3. Beauty - noticing nature's beauty
    4. Meaning - nature bringing meaning to our lives
    5. Compassion - caring and taking action for nature

  • BCORP 

    The artist has worked with with advisor Emma Michell and submitted her application for Kerry Lemon Ltd to become a B-Corporation. B-Corp's stringent ethical and sustainability standards are designed to measure, improve and achieve outstanding commitment to people and planet through company activity. As part of this activity Impact Reports are available for each of her projects on request. She focuses her practice on WOMXN and the ANTHROPOCENE as these two things remain deeply connected; "80% of people displaced by climate change are womxn and so empowering femxles will be key to tackling our climate crisis".

  • ECOLOGIE

    As part of her commitment to finding new ways of working, Kerry has partnered with Ecologi on a monthly basis to tackle her carbon emissions and support climate projects across the globe. "Ecologi are an environmental conservation organisation helping people and businesses tackle the climate emergency, by funding reforestation, reducing carbon emissions and supporting global environmental projects. Their commitment to transparency allows me to see exactly where my money is going and how I'm helping communities directly impacted".
    For more info on Ecologi please visit their website here
     

    ETHOS

    Kerry is keen to build a social and environmental legacy, please find out how she works to support WOMXN here

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