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Ferreira-Norman's artwork stems from the development of phenomenological proposals on Geology, and it takes frameworks from other disciplines such as Biomimicry, Stratigraphy, Microscopy and Linguistics. She has been using artefacts from previous works as building blocks for the overarching body of work.

With political and social preoccupations, and openly running commentary at times, biodiversity and the value of life has become central to the practice which is influenced by her activity as an earth keeper. Utilising ceremony as an expansion of actions, the relationship between surface and depth, the physical world and the immaterial is explored. The practice is currently focusing on conflating scientific and indigenised perspectives to be rendered as complementary and not as a dichotomy.


Grounded in Haraway's concept 'Making kin' and in soil, water, the forest and microlife, Ferreira-Norman has recently introduced sound vibration to the practice. She has been utilising scale as means to convey an acentric philosophy where change and its phenomenology are paramount to the understanding of the cosmos as matter.

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