SO JUST HALVE THAT ORANGE PLANT


“It’s no accident that we continually refer to ourselves as individuals: the term comes from the Latin ‘in’ (which here means not) and ‘dividuus’ (divisible). Our body really is indivisible: if we’re cut in half, the two halves can’t live separately; they die. But if we cut a plant in half, the two parts can still live independently, for the simple reason that a plant isn’t an individual. In fact, the right way to think about a tree, a cactus, or a shrub is not to compare it to a human being or any other animal, but to picture it as a colony. A tree is much more like a colony of bees or ants than an individual animal.”

from: Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso / Allesandro Viola, 2015, p. 36

 

linked to   Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day – Orange

4 thoughts on “SO JUST HALVE THAT ORANGE PLANT

    • Thank you, it was made on a spicy stony path on La Palma (Canary Islands) at a real hot day in spring 2015, so some beads of sweat were required in fact, as usually the art is not free of charge also here.

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