Forest Flowers

Forest Flowers

Artist: Lesley Turner

Title: Forest Flowers

Attribution: Forest Flowers, 2015, Lesley Turner

Year: 2015

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.