Virtues of Wood N° 4
We discovered these remarkable deadwood sculptures on a beach in New Zealand and were immediately intrigued. They once served as a habitat for countless organisms. Now you can admire them as works of art created by nature.
Deadwood is not "dead"; on the contrary, it is a place of rejuvenation. It supplies the young plants with nutrients and protects them against drought thanks to its ability to store water. Deadwood is an essential part of the forest ecosystem. Mushrooms, lichens, mosses, ferns and many species of insects have adapted to this habitat over the course of evolution. There are many interrelationships between fungi and insects. Insects transfer fungal spores to the wood, and the fungi, in turn, can become a source of food and habitat for other insects. This process is essential for maintaining biodiversity.
Many animals and plants that depend on dead wood are threatened by forestry and the increasing demand for energy wood. Everyone can help to protect this habitat by leaving dead wood in the forest or by placing heaps of branches in the garden or on the balcony.
- Limited Edition of 200
- A3, 297 x 420 mm
- Daunendruck Natural 1.5, 200 g/m²
- Risograph Print, Switzerland
- Available with or without wooden Frame