Artist: Lesley Turner
Title: Forest Flowers
Attribution: Forest Flowers, 2015, Lesley Turner
Materials: cotton bed sheets, earth dyes, vintage cotton thread, acrylic paint
Dimensions: 72" h x 38" w
Image Statement: Mushrooms are the flowers of mycorrhizal fungi. Dense mats of branching fungi live in harmony with trees playing a vital role in the health of the forest ecosystem. My use of domestic linens draws attention to the importance of making the connection between caring for our family home and caring for our one and only earth home.