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.”
exhibited in the group show Radical Mycology, September 13, 2014, at Umeå Kulturhus, Umeå, Sweden
work in progress during the exhibition Radical Mycology at Umeå Kulturhus, Umeå, Sweden 2014