Birch Log and Turkey Tail Fungus
Paper Sculpture - 24 x 20
While taking a walk in the woods last fall, I came across a rotting log covered in a very striking fungus, which after a bit of research, I learned was called Turkey Tail Fungus (Trametes Vericolor). Instead of a painting, I decided to create it in paper with a surface that has been painted or drawn using colored pencil to simulate the fungus colors and textures. The eventual piece will represent the forest floor with leaves, in addition to a final rendition of the log and fungus. Below are some earlier experiments with paper.