Ghost Fungi

$1,800.00

Materials: Flame-worked and kiln-fired glass with glow in the dark powder, glass paints, airdry clay, forest wood, cold assembled, in found glass case

Size:  in mirrored glass box 20cm x 30cm x 15cm

Artist

Omphalotus nidiformis is a poisonous gilled mushroom notable for its bioluminescent properties and found primarily in southern Australia and Tasmania. During the day this fungi which usually grows in overlapping clusters on dead tree stumps, are a fairly innocuous cream and brown colour but in the dark they glow with a soft almost radioactive green light. The light emitting substance they generate is called luciferin and the glow seen by the naked eye is different to the stronger glow that a camera will capture.

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