Silent Communications explores the relationships between plants, bacteria and animals on a cellular level. Trees and other fauna employ their root systems to talk to one another, changing their chemical make up internally based upon external reactions to the environment. Trees are communal and have evolved to live in cooperative and interdependent relationships, such as producing more tannin in nearby related plants to deter herbivores. Silent Communications celebrates the mysteries of botany with fused glass, and hand formed, hand glazed tiles.
Silent Communications is located in Huntsville, Texas at Sam Houston State University’s new Biology Laboratory Building.
This award winning installation was recognized in 2019 by the Public Art in Review, American’s for the Arts, as one of the top Public Art projects.