A New Niche for Nature was commissioned by Oriel Davies the flora project. The work I have made through the commission was presented as a solo exhibition at Oriel Myrddin Gallery. When starting my research I was intrigued by the river Towy; which has been like a source of life through the history of Carmarthenshire with Carmarthen being an important harbour in Medieval times. I was interested to look into the plant life close to the river, the riparian zone, and to explore wider ecological issues linked to it. These elements were the point of departure for these recent pieces. From an abstract point of view I explored the interface of land and water, which either originated over time by the formation of landmasses and the action of the water creating rivers (some would refer to this as “natural”) or was fairly recently manmade.