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Vanessa Vobis » Alchemical Tree Fungus

Alchemical Tree Fungus

Jun 14th, 2007 by vanessa | 0

d5.jpgAlongside my fiber work I am also interested in the alchemical potential of food. As a dollop of dough drops into the frying pan it spreads from the center outward and forms concentric rings. With each stroke of the spatula the edible disks are widened. In dry weather the pancakes become brittle and hard after several days. I dissected the disks and formed a wall installation wherein the dehydrated pancakes took on the pattern and shapes of tree fungus.

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