For me, ecological thinking means:
To firstly consider the nourishing earth around us;
the soil beneath our feet,
the grass between our toes,
the flora and fauna before us,
the expansive and diverse lands surrounding us,
the deep, mysterious, plentiful oceans that mirror the oceans of our minds,
and the soothing, whispering, expansive skies above; our air ocean, if you will.
Then, once we have fully felt the presence of Mother Earth who we exist within and are deeply connected to, we may make our decisions in alignment with our intention to respect our gorgeous ecosystem that feeds us and, wherever possible, we can give her nourishment, regeneration and love in return. Along my journey, I have come to the understanding that I have originated from nature, I am a part of nature, therefore I am nature. So when it comes to my daily decisions (creative or otherwise) I consider what is best for the health of Mother Earth and in doing so, I promote good health for all life. Specifically in my creative process, I search in nature for inspiration: leaves, grass, mushrooms and flowers often appear in my creations.
As much as possible, I create art from found materials, often visiting scrap stores and reusing things from charity shops. I choose these materials and objects to create textiles and forms that are the starting phase of designing costumes, props, puppets, set pieces and more! I find this way of making is exciting and mysterious! I am pleasantly surprised when the materials and objects guide the process and spur my imagination into unknown realms.