Freedom Wilson is a visual artist who’s printmaking practice is shaped on location with investigative drawings researching the ecological complexities of wild NSW landscapes, with a focus on threatened orchid species.
Wilson works with the textures of papers and linens in her printmaking practice which is informed by both a love of the natural environment and a love of drawing.
By hiking to remote locations with a pencil and paper and magnifying the small, wondrous morphology of plant communities her work intersects contemporary printmaking and ecological research.
Both habitat drawings and detailed plant survey drawings create a foundation for her artwork Screen printing film is prepared, painted up and scratched back as a reduction process back at her Blue Mountains studio. Layered plants in her silkscreen prints and monotypes most often happen with a combination of translucent and opaque ink, creating depth within a landscape or a plant portrait.