Tree Talk

In "The Social Life of Forests," (New York Times Magazine, posted 12/2/2020) Ferris Jabr writes: "By analyzing the DNA in root tips and tracing the movement of molecules through underground conduits, [Suzanne] Simard [professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia] has discovered that fungal threads link nearly every tree in a forest — even trees of different species. Carbon, water, nutrients, alarm signals and hormones can pass from tree to tree through these subterranean circuits. Resources tend to flow from the oldest and biggest trees to the youngest and smallest. Chemical alarm signals generated by one tree prepare nearby trees for danger. Seedlings severed from the forest’s underground lifelines are much more likely to die than their networked counterparts. And if a tree is on the brink of death, it sometimes bequeaths a substantial share of its carbon to its neighbors."

  • Deep State

    Deep State

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    10" x 25" (WxH)
  • Fractured Factuality

    Fractured Factuality

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Inverted Forest

    Inverted Forest

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Forest Nursery

    Forest Nursery

    Ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Forest Rumor

    Forest Rumor

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper 

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Forest Palace

    Forest Palace

    ink and acrylic on paper

    inspired by The Social Life of Forests, nytimes

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    18" x 30" (WxH)
  • Snow Melt

    Snow Melt

    ink and acrylic on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    29" x 21" (WxH)
  • Warbler

    Warbler

    Ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Siskin

    Siskin

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)