Fungi: Networks of Life

  • Artist: Louise Foletta
  • Medium: Watercolour
  • Artwork size unframed (mm): 755 x 555
  • Price: $3,200.00

I am intrigued how after closely observing the land around my house and particular areas at Buxton there are both patterns of blooming and then occasional fungi that maybe I have only seen once in the last 50 years. Fungi have extensive networks of mycelium all through the soil and respond to land disturbance either to appear or never to be seen again. Seasons either wet or dry, cold or warm and the gasses of the atmosphere all play their part in the fruiting which which changes radically according to these conditions. Recently there has been a lot discussion about the significant part these unseen networks play in sustaining life on earth.