by Lesley Whelan
650mm x 650mm
£795.00 GBP


Lichens are not single organisms; they’re complex life forms that are a symbiotic relationship between two separate organisms, a fungus and an alga. They stick closely to surfaces and can live where few plants survive. They are found in deserts, near mountain peaks and in the frozen Arctic. They grow on stones, tree trunks, dead wood, and on the ground.

They come in many colours, sizes, and forms and, although they can look like plants, they are not. I was intrigued – not only with by the crust-like formation of this particular lichen but – by the whole idea that 2 very different organisms were working together as a partnership. Listen up humans…