Lichen

I seem to be collecting images of lichen so it's probably just a matter of time before they find their way into a series of work. There is something about the acid brightness of the colours and the way the form grows. There is a  ubiquity and specificity to lichen - it grows everywhere but each form is quite specific to it's environment.  There is also something about the way it is an indicator for air pollution - it's a signal for its surroundings if you just know how to read it.

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Newlyn Lichen

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