Lichen Woman #4

12" x 18", watercolor on paper, 2015

 

Lichen Women Series 2015

 

 

 
The Lichen Woman Series was inspired by many hikes in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. The beauty of this region is breathtaking, even in winter when the lichen and moss scintillate from the surface of rocks, trees, roots, and earth. My interest in the beauty of lichen continued as my journey progressed to Florida where the lichen are equally numerous. Lichen are a composite organism consisting of algae and fungus, displaying completely different properties from the two organisms.

 

 

 

 

Lichen Woman #7

18" x 12", water color on paper, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lichen Woman #8

18" x 12", water color on paper, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lichen Woman #9

12" x 18", water color on paper, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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