lichen series | aptos ca

The Lichen Series is inspired by observing the growth of mushrooms, fungus, lichens and algae as they sprout, grow and perish throughout the seasons. In the natural world, these forms thrive and expand in organic patterns following the natural rhythms of dying areas of the forest and as the rains come and go. This installation explores the dualities of death and regrowth, the power of negative space and the contrast of dark and light. I installed this piece in small redwood grove in a forest I frequent often. Shaded under the redwood canopy, the contrast of the white glazed surface of the pieces against the dark forest floor made the installation appear to glow.