“Alone You Can Do So Little” by Brittany Hamel
Artist: Brittany Hamel
Medium: Edited and Manipulated Photograph
Size: 20″ x 16″
Year: March 2020
Description: A mushroom of the forest floor in Asheville, NC. Mushrooms are the oft overlooked, yet they are the total package. Some offer humans many health benefits and nutrients. They even offer nutrients to the trees in a symbiosis called Mycorrhiza, helping the trees extract minerals and water from the soil. The trees could not synthesize these minerals alone and in return give carbohydrates to the fungi adorning its roots.