Cairde

€350.00

I found a flush of large creamy coloured mushrooms in amongst some larch stumps, beside a row of birch trees at the back of the house. I had noticed them last year so I cleared away the ivy creeping in over the area late last summer in anticipation. I was rewarded with loads of these magnificent fungi appearing over two weeks. The insects and animals didn't seem to be interested which is always a bonus.
But what were they?
At first I thought they were The Miller and was looking forward to having a mushroom pasta supper but I did a spore print just to be sure and it was white so not the Miller (Pink). I checked with an expert and it was suggested they were Trichomnas sp., aka Knights. Now it didn't look like a knight to me so without a 100% positive identification, no mushroom is worth eating.
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This print is made using wild mushrooms picked sustainably in the garden. The frame (purchased) is 50cm high x 70cm length x 4cm deep which can be hung. I used black mount board card and a black deep-set frame with perspex.

Like a fingerprint, each mushroom has its own unique pattern which ebbs as it ages. This print is absolutely original and unique.

It is not recommended to remove the print from the frame due to its very delicate nature and not all my prints are sealed.

These mushrooms were picked fresh and, therefore, a certain amount of moisture soaked into the card causing some warping. This a natural part of the process of spore printing and not a fault in the print.

Before you hit buy!

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations before the item has been dispatched.  Please request the cancellation via the website within 24 hours of purchase.

I don't accept returns or exchanges, however, I will do my best to resolve any issues with your order.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I cannot be responsible for delays due to customs issues.

Care Instructions

I recommend hanging these prints out of direct light to avoid fading. If you wish to remove the print from the frame please be careful to not damage the spore pattern, they are delicate and not all can be sealed.

Gift wrapping

All art is shipped in a box with padding for the corners. Please contact me if you want your piece of art gift wrapped.

Personalised or Custom orders

I may not always have mushrooms at hand for something specific, you may have to wait a year for them to appear again! However if you have an idea, please do contact me and I'll be happy to work with you.