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Showing posts with label Amanita Muscaria. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Amanita Muscaria


Amanita Muscaria, by Kirsten Chursinoff 2012 7" x 5" (17.5 x 12 cm)


detail shot

Also known as Fly Agaric.
Dangerous beauties.
Why are there so many of them in fairy tale illustrations? A reminder of the darker versions of these tales, or altered realities? I won't write about the uses of this ubiquitous toadstool. I'll play it safe and enjoy the cheerful colour and sprightly shape.


I embroidered the dots and then cut out the cap shapes from the red cloth. Then the pieces were sewn to the background along with the stems and then grass was added at the end.


A snapshot of some of the mushrooms found in the fairy ring below.


Fairy ring, Vancouver, Canada 2010. Photo by Kirsten Chursinoff


Additional inspiration found in my stamp collection!