Mushroom Book Installations by Melissa Jay Craig

Mushroom Book Installations by Melissa Jay Craig

This display of books shaped to resemble mushrooms is called (S) Edition. Created by Melissa Jay Craig. , a Chicago based artist, this collection comprises of 99 pieces. Displayed in its entirety only once at Cleveland Morgan Conservatory. The artist says:

Fungus is an agent of change. I’m fascinated with its myriad forms, and I love to go in search of it. I can become more excited by discovering a beautiful fungal growth than by perusing artwork ‘discovered’ for us by curators in contemporary museums. When I was a child, the first time I had the intriguing feeling that the planet carried messages (texts, if you will) for those who were curious enough to look, was when I came upon a group of Amanita Muscaria, huddled together in a dark, secret space under tall pines.You can see more views of these fungal books on her website

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Via (Thisiscolossal.com) her website