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The Mandrake Root – 2007.05.01
The Mandrake Root has since biblical times held a mythical quality. Shakespeare wrote of the powers of these insane roots. Anthropomorphic in shape, they have the ability to poison those who eat them, delude those who find them and aid in fertility. They are said to scream when pulled from the earth. And should a dog find one, it will surely die before sunrise. While gardening, I unearthed an entire colony of these little creatures. These black and white photographs are portraits of my new friends.