I love, love, love root systems. I think if I had to choose one specific thing to embroider for the rest of my life, it’d be roots. (Also, I could manipulate the roots to make pretty pictures (like of David Bowie’s face for example) therefore tricking the imaginary system.) Whenever I weed or thin plants, I try to bring up the entire root system so I can stare at it and play with it. Don’t know why, exactly, but I love ‘em.
These little roots are part of a sketch I’m working on for my first commissioned piece! It’s just one of the many sketches I’ll be showing the client, but if she doesn’t pick this one I’ll probably still make it for the shop. It’s the roots of purslane, that succulent weed I constantly complain about.