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D, Ireland

Passing through


Gillian creates her pictures using wild mushrooms from her garden and harnesses their inate spore dispersal action to create individual natural patterns.
The frame (purchased) is 30cm high by 40cm long x 4cm deep which can be hung.
I used a black card in a black frame with perspex.

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Every autumn a big circle of these mushrooms appears on a sunny slope at the back of the house. They have been identified as one of the Tricholomas species. I cleared away lots of ground ivy to make sure they re-appeared and they didn’t disappoint. They are very gregarious and some quiet regular and others are fluted, creating wonderful shapes and shades.
Like a fingerprint, each mushroom has its own unique pattern which ebbs as it ages. This painting is absolutely original and unique.

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Gillian Duggan creates unique paintings using wild mushrooms and her passion for nature and art is visible in her work.

Working with her garden mushrooms, she harnesses their spore dispersal action to create these individual patterns. Some patterns are mirror images of the mushrooms’ gills and others are more abstract when she adds air currents to the process creating a sense of movement, fluidity and, sometimes, playfulness.

Her work reflects the juxtaposition of decay and life, stillness and motion as nature shapes the world we inhabit. Mushrooms and fungi recycle the dead and resupply the building blocks of life. Nothing is ever still. Motion is everywhere.

Each piece of Gillian’s work is unique and original.

Her medium is spores which are dried, fixed, framed, sealed and ready to hang.

Gillian lives in the foothills of the Dublin mountains surrounded by trees, birds, wild animals and, of course, mushrooms.

Terms and Conditions

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 and, like any artwork, avoid hanging in a damp or steamy environment. 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.

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