Hypha No.2 (Moonlight Equilibrium)

Peter Smyth

Peter Smyth is an Irish artist that merges his interests in nature, technology, and art. Smyth begins with computer-generated renderings, which then serve as creative stimuli for his paintings. He draws inspiration from the natural world, referencing facets of various ecosystems in his models – from leaves and petals to hyphal tips.

He explores the parallels between the digital process and painting, and that of plant life and its relationship with fungi and the wider ecological landscape. “We often recognise what is above the ground but not the processes below which allow the conditions for it to thrive.”