Ann Turley – Decay
Under The Oak Tree The Fungi Grows
Our rainy season this year has bought about a large number of mushrooms, some varieties I’ve not seen for years. At the base of this particular tree, a small patch of growth began. Slowly but surely, a new patch of mushrooms would appear every few days, until every nook and cranny was abloom with mushrooms. These were particularly interesting in that they were very slow to grow and even slower to decay into nothingness. I was fascinated by their daily change in color and shape. To give them a touch of realism I made the mushrooms separately from the tree and attached them after I finished the quilt. By doing this I could fold and crease each shape until I was satisfied. As usual, I appreciate your comments and critques.
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