Paul Stammets, in his book, 'Mycelium Running ' describes mycelium as a matrix, a biomolecular superhighway, Earth's natural Internet. He also says that within a single cubic inch of topsoil there is enough mycelium cells to stretch more than eight miles if placed end to end. That we must enlist fungi as our allies,against all the man made toxic 'bitter fruits of science', which are causing our environment to break down.
My first piece finished for our exhibition in August. I have been visiting Slimbridge WWT, making sketches and taking photographs. They have a resident group of Avocets so it is easy to get up close to them and take photos.
Steadily stitching marks on this roll of Terracota Mud cloth, varying size and colour of my marks. All my marks representing leaves in the canopy of the trees or the blanket of leaves on the forest floor as I walk. My first piece for our exhibition at Nature in Art.
Enjoying the meditative rhythm of the needle and thread through the cloth as I stitch, thinking of my favourite time of year surrounded by the comforting colours of Autumn, helping me forget the greyness of January.
A little experiment following on from this
More 'back of an envelope' quick drawings whilst watching the crows...
torn, stitched with silk selvedge in a 9 patch... I have more plans.
The joy of this is to try out ideas!