Listen to Renata’s artist talk for her ‘Medicinal Plant Cycles’ online solo exhibition with Head On Photo Festival
Renata Buziak’s exhibition includes images of healing, edible plants and tea trees used as an insect repellent and antiseptic for treating various health conditions. These images were developed by a fusion of organic and photographic materials in the process of natural decomposition, revealing what is usually invisible to the eye; the biological chemical progression of decay and degeneration. It reveals beauty in decomposition and raises notions of transformative cycles.
Renata Buziak is a photo-media artist, educator and researcher, who is passionate about physically engaging nature and organic processes in her interdisciplinary art practice. Her practice builds on alternative and experimental photography; including intercultural and art-science research, and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Renata’s recent PhD studio research focused on local Australian healing plants significant to the Quandamooka Peoples of Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally and received many awards.