Look A Little Closer

In a forest near you, chances are that you'll have the opportunity to encounter some slime mold. Cousins of amoebas and often mistaken to be fungi, slime mold live mostly in soil and on dead plant material. They aid in the decomposition of plant life, however, scientists and researchers in recent years have been using them to answer a variety of questions, from mathematical problems to designing computer software programs. Here at Union we like them for their jelly-like textures, alien nature and sculptural forms.