Lichenise (2021)

These sketches have been inspired by learning of the symbiotic nature of algae and fungi which come together to create the humble lichen. As has been described by Merlin Sheldrake in his recent ‘Entangled Life: How fungi make our worlds, change our minds, and shape our futures’ (2020), “lichens are go-betweens that inhabit the boundary dividing life and non-life”; a liminal species that exists as a coming together and cooperation of two partner organisms. They were puplished in Unspychology Magazine‘s Issue 7, ‘Climate Complexity Change’ (2021).