The Blusher & Fly Agaric


These two mushrooms are cousins, members of the Amanita family. One is big and brown and the other is slender and red, both have spots which can wash off in the rain.  

The Blusher is so called because it bruises red when touched or cut and the Fly Agaric got its name in medieval times when it was soaked in milk and used as an insecticide.

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This print is made using wild mushrooms picked sustainably in the garden. 

The frame (purchased) is 52cm high x 42cm length x 4cm deep which can be hung. I used black foam board and a black frame with perspex.

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