Fungi Art for Sale by Artist 15

Fungi Art for Sale by Artist 15

If you chose to do so, you certainly could set out to make a fungi art gallery out of the actual fungus mycelia which produce the mushroom fruit bodies, but then you would miss out on all the great mushrooms the mycelia produce. Taking pictures to create that kind of a fungi gallery would be more like taking pictures to create a rose gallery of rose stems, roots, and petals, instead of a gallery of rose blossoms. Besides, if you uprooted and dug up the mycelium in order to photograph it for your strictly interpreted fungi gallery, you would most likely end up severely damaging the fungus itself or even destroying it completely in your quest for the best fungi image (the mycelium picture, not the mushroom picture). You would create your fungi gallery at only a great expense to the fungi subjects for your pictures. At an intricate level of fine detail, there is much to be appreciated of the fungus mycelium. However, it certainly lacks the visual variety and tremendous color and shape variations which arise in the mushrooms it produces. It turns out that the best fungi picture gallery is a gallery of mushroom pictures, after all.

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