ZEN

Portrait of an enoki mushroom family in architectural zen.

I have a healthy obsession with mushrooms which are, quite astonishingly, flowers, not a vegetable or fruit.

Their unique varieties, sculptural shapes and forms and medicinal values continue to ignite my wonder of the natural world and the secrets that lie within it.

They flower up out of an underground fibrous web, known as mycelium which lies beneath the soil. It penetrates the roots of plants and trees in a symbiotic relationship that allows for communication between the plants they connect, in exchange for plant sugars.

  • Artist

    Caro Jesse

  • Photographer

    Caro Jesse

  • Year

    2018

  • Location

    Caro Jesse Studio at The Bijou