In contrast to the active, robust soil ecosystem seen in the other drawings, this soil is in poor ecological health. There is little life or evidence of microbial activity that would maintain a diverse and complex habitat. Two small flagellates, some of the hardy pioneering life forms that can survive these harsh conditions, scout for bacteria to eat. There are few hiding places or food sources available, so biodiversity is severely limited. The soil is compacted, sterile, and dead. Instead of soft organic material and porous aggregates, the environment is a dense wall of cold, sharp mineral particles. Sadly, this is often the way agricultural soil looks today.
I hope that my artwork can help bring people a little bit closer to the invisible world of microbiology that we depend on for so much.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.