Intergalactic Navel Gazing

Ink jet prints on cardstock (flesh) and
text weight (purple) paper
Edition of 50
8.5 x 14”
Artist: Jean Brennan, 2019

Intergalactic Navel Gazing archives an encounter with the Umbilicaria mammulata lichen. Printed broadsheets with collage and lyrical essay mix science, historical and personal accounts to describe foraging and processing the plant. This printed piece is accompanied by a series of flamework glass vessels containing lichen dye. This work engages a symbiotic species to elaborate on the concept of interspecies dependency.