A land art installation for RE:Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
Coated aluminum wire, painted aluminum mesh. 2015
There is a vast network of fungus between tree roots to help exchange water and nutrients between trees and the surrounding soil. An eco-revelatory installation, Mycorrhiza is an imaginative representation of the microscopic fungus network in the soil between existing trees on the 1710 Gould site at RE Gallery in Dallas. The installation aims to reveal the important ecological relationships between living things. In this case, between trees, soil, and fungus. Mycorrhizal networks form dendritic patterns throughout the forest floor and are essentially invisible to humans because they occur underground. Studies have shown that trees share fungus networks through neighboring root systems with interlocking fungus-root interactions. The overall effect is a site-specific colorful installation that reveals an embedded ecological system on site.