Fungi Art for Sale by Artist 01

Fungi Art for Sale by Artist 01

Consider for yourself a reasonably distant visual perspective of a wild mushroom. Now imagine removing a troop of 'identical' mushrooms from their surroundings, suspend them from their mycological environment, keep this distant perspective, and visually inspect them in your mind. Although you know that every mushroom is uniquely different from every other, they all appear identical from this perspective. When you remove these mushrooms from their surroundings like this, how closely do you have to examine them to see their differences? However one might like to say it, from this perspective, one can't really say that all the individual mushrooms are clearly unique - in the absense of the visual impact of their surroundings. Under those circumstances from a reasonably distant perspective, they all appear identical! Every mushroom photograph will be the same. Every derived mushroom print will be the same. Now, mentally place them back in their wild surroundings. Look at one and then another. Imagine the resulting wild mushroom photograph. What now sets each apart from the other is the environment around them. This interplay within the mycology of the mushroom kingdom is often the essence of the 'art' in the wild mushroom art print.

© C Ribet 2013