Thursday, December 12, 2013

I see #mosaic in Xanthoparmelia

Nature is unpredictably and incredibly rich of all the inspiration an artist needs. 

The name of the organism in the picture above is Xanthoparmelia. A lichen is a "composite organism consisting of a fungus (the mycobiont) and a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont) growing together in a symbiotic relationship" (wikipedia).

A presto, M.


  1. I totally agree with your beautiful statement.
    I have always been attracted to the beauty within a lichen. You really need to slow down and get to its level to appreciate its true beauty. That is when you can appreciate the rich variety within its textures, colours, patterns and shapes.

    1. Thank you for your own beautiful statement!


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