Artworks are first available for purchase in-person at the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artwork will be available for purchase online following the event.
As part of Ailie Henson's recovery journey, Ailie took up photography and, with a passion for animals, began to photograph native animals that live beside people in our cities and nearby bush land.
Ailie has a Diploma of Photo Imaging. Photography and getting out into nature are two key things that help Ailie feel better. Nature has become a passion that helps Ailie relax and control her symptoms. Ailie likes to think that anything is possible - after all, Ailie has Borderline Personality Disorder which was once considered untreatable. Ailie also has complex PTSD and depression.
Ailie paints with acrylics, draws, writes poetry and writes short works of fiction and non-fiction. Creativity keeps Ailie going and has been a major element in her continuing recovery.
"This is a small bridge hidden inside a park that is set aside as a sanctuary for flying foxes. I like to visit places where I know there is a high chance to capture something unique and beautiful.
Toowoomba, where this was taken, offers many beautiful parks, gardens and bush walking sites - many of which serve to help conserve native wildlife.
I also get inspired by photographers such as Peter Lik, Man Ray, Steve Parish and Ken Duncan, as well as artists like Van Gogh, Matisse and Dali. For me inspiration is everywhere - all one has to do is look, listen and be quiet. Observation leads to creation."