ALIVE BELOW, 2009, soil, compost and charcoal on canvas, 3.5 x 8.5 ft.

Created using soil, compost, mold, charcoal and acrylic paints, these artworks are based on closeup views of soil structure, microorganisms (such as diatoms, bacteria, algae, and fungi), the hydrosphere and atmosphere. They are portraits of the subject matter using the subject matter as medium.