jack pine roots

About the Jack Pine
38"x50"
L'atelier Daigneault-Schofield, July-September 2021

These drawings concentrate on the roots of a jack pine and of other pines who will have less chances at adaptation. While drawing I have a sense of being deep in the soil spaces between the roots and their microbiome. The roots advance and extend in wave forms through the soil, anchoring and hydrating the tree. I follow these lines like a conduit imagining the sensing of soil moisture, the acclimation of roots and a physiological threshold that can lead to their death from the effects of water stress.