This soil contains very little organic matter. It is likely also compacted, and erodes easily in wind and rain. 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.
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.