Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Spore Prints

John and I have been taking lots of walks lately.  And since there has been a lot of rain, we have seen a lot of mushrooms on our walks.  This gave me an idea for another art project: spore prints.  Mushrooms have spores lodged in their gills, and if they are placed gill side down on a piece of paper, the spores will work their way onto the paper and leave a pattern.  So I decided to layer different spore prints on top of each other to see if I could make some interesting prints.

What is really cool is all the different colors of spores.  Some look brown, other white or black or even greenish.  I think I have a ways to go before perfecting the art of spore prints, but they're sure fun to make!

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