Lucia Harrison
Old Growth: Beneath the Old Growth Forest Floor I
2014
hand made paper, water-based relief ink, watercolor, linen thread, laminated plywood, and acrylic sealer.
7 x 1 x 10
$800
When standing in an old growth forest, you feel a false sense of stability. Beneath your feet are layers of moss, hemlock and cedar needles, lichen, cones, fern fronds, and elk droppings. Interpreting the text of a soil profile reveals layers of old growth forests altered by geologic forces: fire, flood, volcanic eruption, and lahar. Even the bedrock lies upon shifting tectonic plates.
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