like everybody says that mosses are ‘primitive’ and ‘lack complex tissues’ and all that but they have been around for like 470 million years and were amongst the first land plants and also they’re cute?? they’re like tiny little forests… mosses and bryophytes deserve a LOT more love from botanists and we should stop comparing to ‘more advanced’ vascular plants. We need more positive representation for mosses, liverworts and hornworts. I love you bryophtes keep rocking
Today the Department of Extraordinary Embroidery is checking out the work of Maryland-based photographer and textile artist Emma Mattson. She uses felt, thread, and french knots to create pieces of embroidery that look like botanical specimens, sometimes finished with pieces of fake moss or lichen to make them appear even more lifelike.