Connecting the dots – art, life and work

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Tracey M Benson || Bytetime

One of the things I find challenging is how do I describe myself to other people as I seem to have a number of interests that seem at first glance, separate and unrelated. I work in government and education sectors, am a freelance online engagement specialist and have an active practice as an artist and writer. To be honest, for a number of years these diverse parts of my life created a lot of personal angst, as I felt I was losing my identity as an artist.

More recently, I have realised that my worlds are not disparate, they are in fact strongly connected and that one world informs the other. My work with environment and sustainability programs has fed into my passion for place and identity in my creative work. My teaching is directly related to the media I use as an artist as well as in my government…

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