Heather Hesterman is an interdisciplinary artist/educator/researcher based in Naarm/Melbourne working with installation, print-based media, community, education and landscape design. She is interested in the intersections of plants, people and places informed by research in climate change, history and plant studies.
Activating spaces through plant-human relations, Heather aims to foster ‘vegetal-love’ through gifting, walking practices, mobile devices, collaborative acts and conversations. Reflecting upon plant methodologies, she encourages humans to slow down, become attuned to surroundings, grow gardens, walk amongst vegetal beings and plant more trees.
Heather is currently researching how to address human ‘plant blindness’ by cultivating chlorophilia- a love for plants and investigating how plants might inform creative practice.
I acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups
of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands in Naarm/Melbourne I work, create and live.
I pay my respects to their Ancestors and Elders, past and present who have lived here for 65,000years+ and all First Nations peoples.