Above | Below

""Above | Below" explores the connection between the environment and the materials used in the creation of the ink. The three natural inks chosen to complement the alcohol ink were made using foraged natural ingredients from the Pacific Northwest, such as iron gall and lichen. Sumi ink, which is derived from pine oil soot, was chosen to represent both the forest environment and the aesthetic of spalted maple. Mycelium, the thread-like network of fungus that grows beneath the forest floor, is represented both visibly and invisibly in "Above | Below." The use of white thread against a white background, as well as an angled reflection off of the sumi ink, represent the hidden presence of mycelium beneath the surface of the forest floor. These elements create a sense of depth and complexity, inviting the viewer to contemplate the intricacies of the natural world, both seen and unseen. Divine symmetry occurs naturally in blooms of alcohol ink, and "Above | Below" explores the tie between this symmetry and the symmetry found in nature, specifically here in the caps and hand-threaded gills of mushrooms. "Above | Below" is a celebration of the beauty and complexity of our dynamic environment, and a reminder of the importance of preserving and protecting it for future generations."

- Lindsey Holcomb

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