Finding Their Roots
In her ongoing project ‘Finding Their Roots’, Amy Jo Flinn explores the world of education through the Forest School system, which employs methods inspired by the Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner. Utilising a documentary approach, the work explores the lives of children in these educational environments, with an emphasis on inviting the viewer to consider life through the eyes of a child. Focusing on the effects such surroundings have on these children, Flinn gathers a portrayal of those who appear at one with nature. The work shows these young people beginning life’s journey, becoming familiar with their relationship to the natural world, displaying intuitive respect and love for their surroundings and those around them.