This exquisitely designed and visually striking square wallpaper panel features an exquisite moonlit Bearded Lichen and fungi detail – presented as mono-prints – from pressed Tasmanian rainforest specimens.
5 in stock
These Pseudocyphellaria billardierei and Usnea filipendula or Bearded Lichen are pressed and then printed to illustrate some of the depth of interconnection amongst species which we often miss. Lichens are a symbiosis of two or three fungi and an algae. Lichens can be used as a bioindicator as it prefers to only grow in those regions where the air is clean, and of high quality. Lichens have been used in medicine, dying for textiles, cosmetics and fire starting.
“I’m not sure if this is an algae that found a home in a fungi, or a fungi that has enslaved an algae. But if I had to take a guess, I’d say it’s the fungi that’s the one in charge.” Tasmanian Geographic magazine
These panels are produced on PhotoTex substrate, the original peel-and-stick polyester fabric material. No framing required! Easily relocatable. Adhesive backing can be applied directly to wall, or onto Perspex, a glass divider or window pane. No damage to surfaces. Best installed on smooth surface such as plasterboard or glass. Opaque backing to block the light or underneath paint colour. Mailed in a sturdy cardboard tube complete with installation instructions.
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