A fascination with mushrooms has exerted over humans since the dawn of civilisation. Perhaps the qualities which account for this fascination are the very same qualities that cause some people to be repulsed; the otherworldliness, or the eeriness of them.They are a signifier of the weird, the magical, the unknown.They symbolise good luck, longevity, energy, safety, prosperity, rebirth, transformation, and enlightenment. Love them or hate them, mushrooms offer a thought-provoking subject.
A recurring image within my creations, mushrooms hold a special place in my heart.
This much-loved subject matter is depicted in acrylic, paint pens and spray paint, with the gold leaf features alluding to the magic and wonder that surrounds the subject matter.
Acrylic, spray paint, gouache, paint marker pen, and gold leaf on wooden board.