ARTIST CONKS

Ganoderma applanatum is a medicinal polypore mushroom that fruits over several years and sometimes several decades. They have been used not only to boost immune systems but also to start fires and to transport burning coals. The spore surface of the artist conk is white until it is touched, then it turns a dark brown. This makes the mushroom a unique drawing surface which, several days after harvest, dries and retains its color permanently without fixative.

 

Alexis Williams

Artist Conks

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artist conk  

Mushroom Sign

Etching on Artist conk mushroom

2011

fly agaric  

Fly Agaric

Etching on Artist conk mushroom

2011

akasha  

Akashic Shelf

Etching on Artist conk mushroom

2010

haeckle  

Haeckel

Etching on Artist conk mushroom

2011

knot conk  

Knot

Etching on Artist conk mushroom

2011

radiolaria  

Radiolaria

Etching on Artist conk mushroom

2011