Listening Earth

Felicity Spear: Echo
Charcoal & pastel on archival paper

Fields have eyes and forests have ears and I will hear if I remain silent and listen.

Listening Earth

Biosphere – a sense of belonging

Felicity Spear: On reflection – ebb and flow
Inkjet print

Felicity Spear: Darkness falls (after Melanodes anthracitaria)
Charcoal & Conté on paper

Beneath Nature’s seductive surfaces lies a deep sense of pathos revealed in the destructive power of humanity.

Biosphere – a sense of belonging

Umwelten – eco-fields and other universes


Felicity Spear: Umwelten
Oil on wood

Speculations about the possibilities for other habitats or other universes beyond our sensorium.

Umwelten—eco-fields and other universes

Out there: in light of remote possibilities

out-there-wave-form-500 Felicity Spear - Shifting Boundaries

A sound work created from star radio frequency samples.


The Sky Lab Project


Felicity Spear: Shifting Boundaries

The cultures and technologies associated with sky-situated knowledge are entering the public consciousness. Increasingly we look beyond our planet to speculate about cosmic signs in our everyday world, the relationship between Earth and sky, and our future and place in the universe. The author and astronomer John Barrow writes:

We feel like the Universe’s only child and that has many consequences.

In 2009 Felicity Spear curated the first Sky Lab exhibition to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy. Since then she has worked with a core group of artists to develop the projcet.

Felicity Spear »

Working with a range of media, Felicity Spear’s art practice has evolved through interests in history and art-historical images, optical phenomena, light and space, mapping and abstraction, and the relationship between the natural and constructed world as they are revealed through art and science and the mechanics of image capture.

Exhibitions »

Felicity Spear - Shifting Boundaries

Umwelten 2 (2019)
Oil on wood