Emerging Ecologies is a body of research undertaken as part of my Masters in Creative Art Therapy. It is an inquiry into Eco-printing - a form of close contact printing on cloth and paper using botanical matter and savaged meta, as a therapeutic arts tool.
This work is an autoethnographic and a/r/tographic documentation of my inquiry into eco-printing as a modality for meaning making using the MIECAT procedures. It is draped over the skeleton of a three part workshop series with eight women learning how to eco-print and use it for arts-based inquiry. Together we experienced embodied knowing, emergence, and imperfect beauty as rich values that support us in our personal lives. These experiences were born from immersing in creative process and attending to what emerged moment to moment. What also unravelled alongside this story is my own living inquiry into the application of these values. This unravelling is also documented, creating a layered reflexive account.