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Beauty Spots #3

Beauty Spots #3

2020   SOLD

16x16" (includes black wood frame, 18x18")

This piece is part of a series that honours all the little creatures who nourish themselves on our garden plants, and thus become food for birds and larger animals in the natural food chain. With this series I hope to show that we should fall in love with holes, dots and spots in the garden.

The yellow waving bits near the bottom are microscopic fungal strands, and the bubbly circles are their spores, released. The leaves in the higher row show evidence of fungal action. In a well established natural environment, disease and insects are kept in check by their interactions with other beings. By using native plants in our landscape, we help conserve the balance of our local environment.