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Nature’s Canvas: Illustrations Etched Into Mushrooms

Wednesday 12.26.2012 , Posted by

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Just when you think you’ve seen every possible medium for art, along comes Corey Corcoran who uses mushrooms as the canvas for his intricate drawings. The Boston-based artist etches imaginative scenes onto the surface of Ganoderma applanatum also known as Artist Conk mushrooms. As there is no erasing in this line of illustration, Corcoran must be very precise when he is engraving images into the mushrooms. Each specimen ranges in size from six inches to two feet and are mostly focused around plant life, insects, and people. For more mushroom magic, check out the gallery on Corcoran’s website.

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Paul Caridad

Written by Paul Caridad

Bicycled the perimeter of USA, hitch hiked across the States dressed as monk. Nomadic for the next few years. Would love to connect, so check out my links below! email:

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