• Artist: Mercedes Psenicnik
  • Medium: Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Etobicoke

This installation uses light, colour, and nature to communicate feelings of loneliness and growth.


Humber Lakeshore Campus, Quad Hill in front of I Cottage

  • Address: 25 Colonel Samuel Smith Park
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible, uneven surface throughout the viewing area

The Project

Neon Roots is an installation centred around a fallen tree covered in colourful and glowing fungi. These fungi bloom into abstract shapes and faces. Audiences are encouraged to explore these shapes from all angles and see how they transform. Neon Roots uses the fallen tree to symbolize feelings of isolation and loneliness. The fungi provide a helping hand in bringing the tree into a new stage of life. Neon Roots invites audiences to consider the cycle of change, their personal experiences, and the layers of connections in our world.

The Artist

  • Mercedes Psenicnik

Mercedes Psenicnik is a graduate of the Bachelor of Industrial Design program at Humber College. Her expertise includes model making, rapid prototyping and user-centered research. Empathy is at the core of her designs. She uses art to understand different perspectives and draws inspiration from growing up in a multicultural household.


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