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Fiber Art Installation Photo of Mushrooms Knitted from Cottonwood Seed

Fiber Art Installation Photo of Mushrooms Knitted from Cottonwood Seed

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cottonwood seed, leaves, photography, paper, natural materials
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This photograph shows "Populus Deltoides", a phase of the fiber art installation entitled "Saprobia". 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" prints are available. The photo is printed with matte finish on professional paper which according to the printing studio "boasts a sharp, rich color that won't fade or yellow, creating beautiful prints that will last for years to come." Your item will be cropped slightly from the image shown due to printing size constraints. Prints are matted in white.

The "Saprobia" installation incorporated several different phases of fungi crafted from the fiber medium and elements from a certain species of tree. This particular phase represents the eastern cottonwood tree species. The mushroom caps were knitted from cottonwood seed, and the stems were created from manipulated cottonwood leaves, sewn into place. To find out more about this installation, check out http://www.cargocollective.com/bromeleighad or read the statement below.


Statement about "Saprobia":

The biota of a forest ecosystem continuously adapts in a self sustaining cycle of growth, reproduction, decline and renewal. Trees originate from tiny, energy packed seeds, consistently supported by rich mineral soil and moisture retained by organic matter throughout the growing process. Fallen debris takes on new life on the floor, impacting organisms residing in that locale. Broken down by saprobic organisms, trees that lose vitality become protective insulation and minerals that nourish plants for generations forward. Life feeds life, and all parts of the ecosystem support each other in the continuity of ecology, perhaps in a different form but always present.

Rarely do we think of a tree as a product of the growth and death of all other trees in that place before it, an organism nourished by the same building blocks that it will one day become in order to support future life. Saprobia is an interpretation of this concept of forest life cycles through an installation of saprobic fruiting bodies, each taking shape in the form of fiber and incorporating components of a certain species of tree. These saprobic representations of a species join the viewer’s perception to the continuity of forest mineral cycling and the interconnectedness of all organisms in an ecosystem, past and present.

Saprobia poses the question of what is next for the elements that once comprised a plant. How will they contribute to other life henceforth? How can so small a thing have such an impact? How remarkable it is that we get to witness this strikingly mysterious collaboration of life.
This photograph shows "Populus Deltoides", a phase of the fiber art installation entitled "Saprobia". 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" prints are available. The photo is printed with matte finish on professional paper which according to the printing studio "boasts a sharp, rich color that won't fade or yellow, creating beautiful prints that will last for years to come." Your item will be cropped slightly from the image shown due to printing size constraints. Prints are matted in white.

The "Saprobia" installation incorporated several different phases of fungi crafted from the fiber medium and elements from a certain species of tree. This particular phase represents the eastern cottonwood tree species. The mushroom caps were knitted from cottonwood seed, and the stems were created from manipulated cottonwood leaves, sewn into place. To find out more about this installation, check out http://www.cargocollective.com/bromeleighad or read the statement below.


Statement about "Saprobia":

The biota of a forest ecosystem continuously adapts in a self sustaining cycle of growth, reproduction, decline and renewal. Trees originate from tiny, energy packed seeds, consistently supported by rich mineral soil and moisture retained by organic matter throughout the growing process. Fallen debris takes on new life on the floor, impacting organisms residing in that locale. Broken down by saprobic organisms, trees that lose vitality become protective insulation and minerals that nourish plants for generations forward. Life feeds life, and all parts of the ecosystem support each other in the continuity of ecology, perhaps in a different form but always present.

Rarely do we think of a tree as a product of the growth and death of all other trees in that place before it, an organism nourished by the same building blocks that it will one day become in order to support future life. Saprobia is an interpretation of this concept of forest life cycles through an installation of saprobic fruiting bodies, each taking shape in the form of fiber and incorporating components of a certain species of tree. These saprobic representations of a species join the viewer’s perception to the continuity of forest mineral cycling and the interconnectedness of all organisms in an ecosystem, past and present.

Saprobia poses the question of what is next for the elements that once comprised a plant. How will they contribute to other life henceforth? How can so small a thing have such an impact? How remarkable it is that we get to witness this strikingly mysterious collaboration of life.

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