Chartarum – 14×7

Stachybotrys chartarum,  is a mold that is sometimes found in soil and grain, but the mold is most often detected in cellulose-rich building materials from damp or water-damaged buildings.   It requires high moisture content in order to grow and is associated with wet gypsum material and wallpaper.  This piece shows the beauty that can be found under the microscope of even the most abhorred of specimens.