I have a continuing fascination with mushrooms and their spore prints, and this interest has informed much of my work over the last few decades. Mushrooms can feed you, kill you or cure you. They are nature’s great recyclers, breaking down dead, organic matter back into the soil in which plants grow, and thus metaphorically they represent the ongoing cycle of life, death and renewal
A spore print is made by cutting off the stem of a mushroom and placing it on a piece of paper overnight. The fungi will drop its spores in the pattern of the gills and the resulting image can be fixed with fixative spray and scanned into a computer.