Meditations on Mushrooms
This past summer I lived in a cabin in the woods and became inspired by the endless display of life and vitality surrounding me. I was particularly drawn to the world of fungi that revealed an accelerated spectacle of growth and decay. I began a collection of photos of mushrooms and other fungi that had me crawling through moss and dead leaves and making friends with all manner of insects. Employing a shallow depth-of-field and often shooting in low light presented quite a few focus challenges and some of my would-be favourites are just slightly out of focus. But overall, I’m happy with the results.
About the artist:
Over the years, Melissa has dipped her toes in several creative streams including drawing, song-writing, photography and gardening. Unable to pursue more than one at a time, she has managed to become a master of none. She lives in Peterborough where she researches food system sustainability. She finds much-needed levity in conveying the beauty and wonder she observes in the natural world. She dreams of overcoming her inhibitions and stage-fright in order to share the fruits of her creativity with the rest of the world…starting now.