Fly Agaric Mushroom Experiments

Side-view of Fairy-ring 2

After the Blockwork exhibition I had time to think about where to go next, and I am not done exploring the comically otherworldly crocheted fairy rings. After a few days hunched over the hooks I had a couple of dozen new mushrooms to try out the new plan, and here it is: 

Fairy-ring 2 (beginning) 


The start of Fairy-ring 2. The mushrooms are numerous, larger and denser packed. Hopefully this will mean that they are not as ‘lost’ in the rug as I found the mushrooms in Fairy-ring 1 (2009-2010) to be. Inversely, with the new mushroom design I hope that I can still retain the complexity of the ‘grass’ patterns that I have in Fairy-ring 1. 

The start of rug, and materials (that pile of green strips).

Fairy-ring 1 (complete) and Fairy-ring 2.

It is also half the size of Fairy-ring 1, so I can work a bit quicker and have more time for some experiments in rugging. I will post new developments as they arise, but it won’t get made with me just sitting here, blogging about it.

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Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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