Artist: Nina-Marie Lister

Artist’s  Statement
Nina-Marie Lister is an ecologist and landscape designer. Her work, whether in research, writing, art and design, connects people to nature, materially and figuratively through infrastructure, activism and reflection on the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Her installations explore the dynamic and reciprocal processes of extraction, accretion and decay. Designed and built from found and sorted objects of natural and extracted materials, her works have their origins in the earth, and they are in the process of returning to it: through mechanical weathering by wind, waves and water; chemical weathering through sunlight, corrosion, rusting and oxidizing: and organic decomposition. These processes are interrupted, accelerated and exacerbated by human intervention. As each material is offered, whether wood, stone, bone, linen, shell, rope or metal, all are in the process of transformation, decay and return to the earth. Lister’s works are mediations of these processes: human agency contrasted in time and scale against the eternal and primordial processes of nature.

Nina-Marie is represented by the Melt Studio Gallery.

Lister’s works are created on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples, on the shores of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County.

Paleo (Driftwood, monofilament fishing line, cotton rope, linen, cork, shell, bone, stone, oxidized metal, birch bark - $200)


The sale of this artwork benefits the South Shore Joint Initiative.

To purchase please contact:
Cheryl Anderson: [email protected], 613-849-7743