Andrea Ketterling, The Ground Beneath our Feet

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Country : Australia

Materials : Smalti, gold, Zenza, slate, pebbles, found rusted objects

Dimensions : 28 x 42 x 4 cms

I am inspired by the magic of mycelium; the fungal threads within soil that connect plant life through a complex underground network. The mycelium wraps around the roots of plants, nourishes them, and facilitates communication among trees. What do they say?

Healthy soil is full of mycelium, busily decomposing organic matter and adding nutrients back into the ground. In a time when redefining our relationship with the earth is crucial, perhaps we can find some humility in this symbiotic underground web. How can we work in community to regenerate the soil, and the wild, rather than continue to deplete it?