24” x 36” acrylic and modelling paste on canvas
My celtic knot design came in handy in creating the roots, weaving DNA strands with the roots, reaching down to us for nourishment. Because you know trees are the lungs of our planet. Because they’re precious, and beautiful.
Did you know that trees and other plant life swap nutrients and water? That they communicate using the mycelial network, a massive root network formed by fungi deep underground? We could learn from the ancient symbiosis of this Wood Wide Web community.
Wood Wide Web baby…
The Wood Wide Web is a fairly new and surprising discovery. Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria connecting trees and plants to one another. This subterranean social network, nearly 500 million years old, is now known as the “wood wide web”
Check out this link. Article isn’t too long.
Science.org article on the Wood Wide Web
Definition of Mycelium
Mycelium (plural mycelia) is a root-like structure of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae. Fungal colonies composed of mycelium are found in and on soil and many other substrates.
What can we do?
Go for a walk in the forest. That woodsy smell is predominantly fungi. Take it in. Meditate on the cool world beneath your feet. It’s a community of life that cares for each other.
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