Through the wasteland of human civilization, as we leave behind structures, graffiti, and trash to create our neoteric environment; nature must find a way to recover. New growth forms on forgotten structures. Lichens and molds reclaim buildings and lost artifacts. Mushrooms and fungi rediscover and rebuild; creating a new architecture.
The kingdom of fungi has enumerable healing qualities on both a biological as well as a physiological scale. Ethnolichenology, the scientific study of the relationship between lichens and people is a foundational point to my thesis research. I have been investigating Ethnolichenology and the relational qualities to urban decay, structural deterioration and its trans-formative and therapeutic properties.
Engaging the viewer with socially and environmentally crucial topics is an important part of my work.