The Seasonal Painter and Lawyer’s Wigs In The Mist

 

found white paint and Coprinus comatus mushroom on canvas
one painting made every autumn

2012 – ongoing

 

“Coprinus comatus, the shaggy ink cap, lawyer’s wig, or shaggy mane, is a common edible fungus often seen growing on lawns, along gravel roads and waste areas. In the end of its lifecycle the fruit-body displays a metamorphosis of dissolving itself: When depositing spores or picked, the firm white cap and stem of this mushroom decompose within hours into a pool of thick black ink.

I look inside a garbage container behind a store selling interior design items and find a canvas. The Coprinus comatus grows within meters from this location. I am the seasonal painter.”

 

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118 x 101 cm, 2015

 


90 x 80 cm, 2014

 

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100 x 140 cm, 2013

 


100 x 140 cm, 2012

 

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exhibited in the group show Radical Mycology, September 13, 2014, at Umeå Kulturhus, Umeå, Sweden

 

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work in progress during the exhibition Radical Mycology at Umeå Kulturhus, Umeå, Sweden 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seasonal Painter and Lawyer’s Wigs In The Mist | 2014 | .