Equal and Opposite

Issue 2


by Lucas Wang

A wooded setting is turned upside down. Dark trees and bushes grow towards the bottom of the page and their glowing white roots grow towards the top. The roots of the trees and bushes form a negative image of a forest, with a constellation of nodes all around them, linked to the fruiting bodies of mushrooms aboveground, on the forest floor. Central, is a human silhouette, white and glowing like the roots and fungal mycelium, gazing “up” at a night sky invisible to the viewer, off the bottom of the page.

Lucas Wang (王昊成) is an artist originating from a background in biology and archaeology, with special interests in topics such as human evolution and classical archaeology. They are fascinated by the human relationship with Nature and the landscape. This comes through in their work, which is often centred around exploring humanity’s place in Nature, as well as Nature’s place in the human imagination. They studied ecology, evolutionary biology, and archaeology at the University of Toronto, and are now pursuing a Master’s in Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia.