Abstract Artefacts of the Anthropocene is a body of work and a research paper exploring the disconnection between the human and non-human world. Through my research and artistic practice I explore the ways in which the climate crisis has been manifested through anthropocentric ideologies. My work embodies a way forward that navigates our tumultuous reality, tempered with a sensibility of hope. My practice involves making sculptures from metal and clay - materials that are both from ‘nature’ and altered for human use. The works do not make overt political statements but I use my practice to personally process some of the issues we are facing in contemporary society. This project is in its essence an exploration into ways of thinking and existing beyond the Anthropocene.This paper places my art practice in the context of Gilles Deleuze andFelix Guattari's philosophy of ‘the Rhizome’ and Timothy Ingold’s notion of ‘thinking through making’. These concepts are used to frame my process of making and also my approach to research and writing. My aesthetic process includes imagining alternate futures as depicted in science fiction, with an exploration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a metaphor for the Anthropocene. The subversion of failure has been formative in allowing me to use the materiality of metal and clay to process both personal breakdown of binaries as well as systemic ideals of ‘progress’. Along with this, the concepts of Third Nature as imagined by social ecologist Murray Bookchin and the Wiradjuri notion of ‘Yindyamarra’ are used as tools to inform an ecocentric sensibility in my work. It is my aim to depict the reality of these times but also to capture a sense of hope that acknowledges the potential for regenerative transformation.