Grace Knight "Lichen" (2 pieces)

Grace has made art from materials ranging from concrete to dried gourds over the years, but it is her love of textiles that drew her back and for the past few years she has been working in wool and acrylic yarn, creating by hand these splendid tufted floor rugs or wall hanging pieces. A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi species in a mutualistic relationship. Lichens have properties different from those of their component organisms. They come in many colors, sizes, and forms and are sometimes plant-like, but are not plants. They may have tiny, leafless branches (fruticose); flat leaf-like structures (foliose); grow crust-like, adhering tightly to a surface (substrate) like a thick coat of paint (crustose); have a powder-like appearance (leprose); or other growth forms. 206 x 86 cms

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