While I am no longer a practicing Catholic, the lives and deaths of Saints are still buried deep in my brain.
One of the requirements for becoming a Saint is performing or witnessing a miracle (this is important!), and lately I have been reading about forest ecosystems. I'm currently in the middle of Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard (Knopf, 2021). Did you know about the role of fungi in the health of forests? Did you know that if you remove the fungi from the soil, the forest will die? Talk about mind-blowing.
I started to think about the inter-connectedness of the world, and the amazing role that fungi play. That got all swirled around with the idea of miracles and life and death after life. And the artwork that arose from that was a series of Sainted Mushrooms.
I am going to be putting a limited run up for sale mid-November on this here website. Follow me on Instagram for the release announcement.
That's all for today, friends.