Fungus Among Us

Yes, the fungus is among us. Did you know that fungi are more closely related to us than they are to plants? Fungi are beautiful and mysterious, and they play an essential role in nature, returning organic elements to the soils to nourish new life. The forms we call ‘mushrooms’ are the fruiting, or reproducing bodies of large networks of underground fibers.
I work from observation combined with reference  from my own photographs and various other reference imagery, materials, and descriptions.

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