32. Hyphae 

Lynda Duncan, Nelson Whakatū

Some plants respond to the position of light. Fungi not only respond to light, but also appear to transmit information using electrical impulses across thread-like filaments called hyphae. Lynda is interested in the unseen light of these electrical impulses and the pathways they form.

The work uses organic materials including wax and strands of hair. The pieces come to light as they communicate and connect. Over the period of the installation Hyphae will grow, making connections and decisions about where it will branch out.

Lynda has been in every Te Ramaroa / Light Nelson event since 2013, and never fails to delight with her creations.

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