I Love Wild Mushrooms

Billy Meinke's avatar Billy Meinke

"I Love Wild Mushrooms" 64149 It is a collection of natural things that i find, to use for art, while im lost in the woods. I procrastinated this year, mostly due to my obsessive need to walk in the woods seeking new fungi to identify. I also had to wait for the right time to harvest the artist conk mushrooms that i etched on. Walking in the woods is really an excuse to dip out on reality for a bit. It is a display of gratitude to nature and her beautiful creations. Its what i do instead of sitting idle in front of a television. The artist conk (canvas of the woods) starts off white on the underside and turns brown to the touch when fresh. Theres no eraser, just improvisation. Harvesting sometimes requires some carefully placed kung fu. They never start out perfect. Ive used tools such as , the metal end of a compass, a spent mecanical pencil, a sharpened stick, my finger, the cap off of a sharpie marker and an eraser for shading. Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking :)

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2ft
  • Medium: Wood, clay, feathers, mushrooms, paint, plastic
  • Width: 5ft
  • Year created: 2016
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