Photo by Kelli Shedd
Hi Everyone, I’m Kelli, the Borealchick and I’m so excited to be sharing here today on Dearest Nature!
For my first post I thought it would be fitting to explore one of my current inspirations, the world of fungi. Nature plays a strong role in the art that I make, and every now and then I become enchanted with a subject within it. My recent drawings are an exploration fungi using a combination of found and imagined patterns to describe these delicate and sometimes colorful organic shapes.
The climate in the Northeast is the prefect breeding ground for a variety of fungi year-round with polypores being the most abundant this time of the year. Polypores are small to large in size and look like a shelf or disk attached to the side of a live or dead tree. With spring only slowly creeping in, my hiking has turned more into a search for new fungi unearthed by the snow and ice.
The photographs shown above are of fungi on fallen trees, the round variety may be a colony of insect galls, but the jury is still out!