Sunday, June 25, 2017

Urban mushroom diary - summer 2017

I'm always on the lookout for mushrooms in the city. They don't just appear in nature, they also appear in culture. You see them in shops, restaurants, galleries and in the media. It's interesting to see how fungi take over the world.

This time I found a wonderful mushrooms series in the art gallery of the NH-hotel in The Hague. They're from the workshop of Warffemius. At around 3000 euro they're way above my means but they're totally worth the money.

It's obvious that the artist has done his research. He notices the spectacular fruiting bodies, but also knows about yeasts, mycelia and spores. He knows about the humus layer and about the symbiosis between trees and fungi. He has created a playful but complete encyclopedia. And a little magic world.

No comments:

Post a Comment