"Mutualism" Valentine's Day Cards

When brainstorming about a way to celebrate my close friendships, the idea of "mutualism", mutually beneficial relationships between organisms, came to mind. This last year especially has made me appreciate my friends and family in a deep and profound way and I was excited to pay a tribute to our close connections.

I researched different types of mutualism and brought them to life through illustration. Unlikely pairings, like fungus and algae, always bring a smile to my face.

Inside the card was a short explanation of the relationship between the organisms.

Did you know that bioluminescent bacteria provides the Hawaiian bobtail squid with 'counter-camouflage"? Neat!