radix -icis f. Latin. [a root; the foot of a mountain]; in gen. [foundation , basis, origin]
The foundation of most life on the planet is derived from the sun’s energy.
The sun is the great engine, radiating energy throughout the cosmos, onto our planet. Plants absorbing that energy turn it into carbohydrates, sugars: food.
The macroscopic community interacts with the sun above ground, absorbing its energy through plant material. Plants, however, have a continuing and more complex story of associations.
Tiny organisms in the soil biomass interact intimately with plant roots. Hidden microscopic communities in soils absorb, recycle and otherwise interact with the macro organisms above-ground.
The installation ‘Radicis’ is a mirror of these subtle, hidden interactions.