The «rhizomatic» growth of the tubers is an interest that was born in parallel with the interest on the growth of the crystals. Totally organic and infinite, the tuber does not stop growing if it is not removed from the ground.
These «entrails of the earth» formally have forms very similar to the entrails of the human beings.
The mandrake is a sacred tuber used in multiple rites for having a humanoid shape. This plant apparently «screams» very loudly when it is pulled from the ground … I think it is perhaps because its growth is interrupted.
From the mandrake, I became interested in other monstrous mythical characters such as the homunculus, which is another humanoid that is created by the alchemist in an essay failed to create the philosopher’s stone.
There is also the Golem, or protective figure of the earth, an animated being made from inanimated matter. The word golem is given in the Bible (Psalm 139: 16) and in the Talmudic literature to refer to an embryonic or incomplete substance
I am interested in the relationship of fear and repulsion-attraction that we can have with such a shape.
I find that seen from a more contemporary point of view this form can evoke a creature fruit of malformations, in a world that is in search of the perfect almost symmetrical tuber proposed by industries such as Monsanto.