Loosely- ‘It seems the forests always remember, even when we’d like them to forget.’ Suzanne Simard @drsuzannesimard Loving #findingthemothertree So many times the forest has returned to me parts I’d not even known I’d lost. 💚🌱🌚 Conondale in the rain yesterday, precious remnant. 🌿🪨🌬🌧 ...

Little piercing light inside a heavy rock. Enough to crawl through? Maybe just enough to see to the other side. Kabi Kabi Country, #southmaroochyriver ...

Ghost fungi, Omphalotus nidiformis, thought it was an oyster mushroom of some sort, got it home and it glowed in the dark. Glad we didn’t eat it! 🤢👻 I love that it looks like a glowing ghoul eye 💚💀 would probably have terrified me to come across at night ✨ #ghostfungi #omphalotusnidiformis #ghostmushroom ...

(Detail), listening to tiny birds call for their parents, later today this landscape will be thick with sounds.🕸 Studies in interconnection. After following mistletoe trails. Paths, ways, ➰〰️ (Surrender your tiny body, you belong to here) #interconnectivity #interdependence #symbiocene #mistletoe #dualhandeddrawing #sensorimotordrawing #interconnection #ways #patterns #currents ...

I’ve been carving mistletoe haustoria into stones. There are around 100 Australian Native mistletoe and they are keystone plants, connecting ecosystems, animals, insects, and I'm still not certain what else, maybe us. They've been leading me on a trail of interconnection. Haustorium form where mistletoe interweave with hosts -  they are the physical representations of the relational ties between plants and their environment. As I carve them, my hands make the actions of rivers and wind currents, and I follow their paths. Their dust goes into my body, and their vascular branches stain my hands. Apparently some have hyoscyamine, a muscle relaxant,  and scopolamine, which can be used for nerve control, so i'm not sure if mistletoe aren’t really leading my gaseous bag of sporey humaneness somewhere. #australianmistletoe #mistletoeinterconnectivity #interconnectivity #interdependence #symbiocene  #interconnection #keystones #biome #microfauna #microflora ...

Under the sea, Conondale, Jinibara, Kabi Kabi Country ...

Everyday practice, the space within, the space without, feeling my way between. Learning again and again to trust this body and to know the agency of these hands. 🤲🏽🪨🕸🖤 #sensorimotordrawing #dailypractice #drawing #dualhandeddrawing #inbetweenspaces ...

Studies in being here, sensory-motor dual handed drawing, plant shadow, ferns, sunlight, ground, millions of mosquitoes 🦟 🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟✨🌱🪨🕸🪐 Kabi Kabi Country #sensorimotordrawing #plantshadow #drawing #presences #dualhandeddrawing #bipedaldrawing ...

Down the back. Ochre water reflects bluey lights. Feels like a collage, but it’s just straight off the phone. A little reminder of the layers of here as I’m being eaten by billions of mosquitoes 🦟 ...

Shakin’ that grass? A week in bed and I guess it’s always the merging of land and bodies, against their separation and commodification. Even the most abstract forms of this feel like breaking out of confinement and running around yelling I’m an animal and I’m affected within and without by the many layers of here. I’m not sure if it’s fun or sad tracing people exercising, the grind, the defeating of tolerances, the outfits are pretty good though. (This maybe me tracing) It makes me think how affected by human made weather systems we are. The market’s social homogeneity is a cultural climate catastrophe, as well as a meteorological one. Having lived within all the defects of a broken social system and worked my body until it broke for capital and social acceptance, the catastrophe is real. These are small acts of freedom, love and presence. ...

A tiramisu of star jumps. ⭐️ Outlined layers of stock photo humans moving, sweating auras of micro fauna, leaving their traces in place. Woven through patterns of plants and animals, little communities living within them all. Bacterial auras. A meeting of patterns, biomes, traces and places, nothing quite one, but many. Do they star jump or are they star jumped? And tiramisu or trifle? #biome #microfauna #microflora #traces #bacteria #bacterialaura #starjumps #horizontalgenetransfer #microbialaura ...

Stories in between our bodies. Discussions around colour this afternoon realising between the three humans I’ve seen here, these images have completely different spatial and colour perspectives to all of us. I don’t see depth only patterns, another has colour ‘blindness’ so what I see is invisible to him, and another sees negative space deeply, so the patterns play kind of op art kind tricks for him. This image and the other image I posted have us all confused. Curious if there’s any other ways these are viewed by others here, thank you. (the previous post too) 👁✨ ...

In between us ...

Afternoon over the volcanics, Point Glorious, Cooloolabin, Kabi Kabi Country ...

All the places here 🌿💚🐚 ...

We become, walking, a gathering, many times, I am not, but we are, here. #patterns #horizontalgenetransfer #windvessel #intergenerationalpatterns #symbiocene #patternswithinpatternswithout #internalweathersystem ...

#bushstonecurlew #bushcurlew surprise! ❤️ so happy to see today 💚 #Burhinusgrallarius Kuwir in Kabi Kabi ...

Reflecting on patterns within/patterns with-out 🕸🌬🌿🌲🪶🌊🌚🐚🪨 I composited a few 📷 @rossannels patiently took on a very hot day 🖤 at South Maroochy River, (Kabi Kabi Country, Maroochy’s tears)💧I’m wearing a ‘Waterfall of bones’, sensorimotor dual hand and finger drawings overlaid on silk. 〰️➰➿ Sending gentle inner times to all in lockdown -
inner or outer. ☁️✨🤍
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Nice overlays of forest sounds 🌿🎶 again. My little rainbow rain dancer just before his 9th bday a few years back. Been thinking of our micro forest, biome fauna etc. The small planets within. The earth, the wind, the ocean, the moon, the solar system and a bunch of viruses and bacteria moving us. Thinking of transposons and horizontal gene transfer still, and being with place. Having a play with #rotoscoping, about 20 years later than I wanted to, but it’s so much easier now! No carpel tunnel! Phew. #symbiocene #microfauna #microbiome #microflora #patternicity #theearthmovesme #horizontalgenetransfer #transposon #bewith #beingwith #forestwithin #wearetheweather ...

Sounds on rainy frogs catbirds 🌿🌱🕸swamp witch 🌬🌊🦤🐉⛈ pinhole camera 📷 shadow book 👻 within/without ...

Falling out of the slipstream. Looking back. Quietening, all of this. Phew.
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#Listener #presences #wherearewenow #thingsimissed
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Gentle times needed. Pressing charcoal and rock powders into places that felt empty and hurting. Skins, Bunya tree frottage and bodily/sensory finger drawing, from a few weeks back, but good medicine for now. 🌿🪨💚🕸✨🤲🏽 #frottage #sensorimotordrawing #fingerpainting ...

I’m a 70’s bathroom, a stone, plastic beads, ferns and purple sunlight. #horizontalgenetransfer #quantamentaglement #plasticbeads #ferns #purplesunlight ...

Horizontal gene transfer, quantum entanglement, I’m mouldy plastic, my garden and stock photos. #horizontalgenetransfer #bacterialgenetics #biome #plasticsineverything #mybrainishavingastockphotoholiday #youbelong ...

Optical blankets, where does a river begin, where do I end? I hope this fits and helps to keep you warm. 💚💚🌿🌱✨🤲🏽🪨🐚🦴 #somasensory #sensorimotordrawing #symbiocene #love #plantinks #fermentedinks #mold #landscape #photomontage ...

Stain nouveau? So romantic? Too much time alone? Bark, aluminium corrosion, fern, plant inks. #stains #nouveau #patterns #somasensory #patternrecognition ...

Pale green moth, I do not know it’s name. Anyone? #palegreenmoth #palegreenmothqueensland #palegreenmothaustralia ...