They are in keeping with my other interests of Steampunk & Occult, sitting happily beside other bizarre items and artefacts in the collection. The genuine C19th antique papier mache museum specimens of fungi & mushrooms are so very expensive. A single Victorian antique example on eBay listed for over £100, so I made my own.
These fungi created in my Boffins Bunker using wire framed & aluminium foil as armature, with a skin of polymer clay (One of my 1st ventures into using 'sculpey' TM). Mounted on an ebonised (Black French Polish) wooden base.
|'Cabinet of Curiosities' Victorian Museum style Mycology Fantasy Fungi |
Specimens made in Boffins Bunker in Cornwall
Below: A close up on two smaller specimens each being under approx. 4cm inc. base
|'Cabinet of Curiosities' Small (4cm approx.) Victorian Museum style Mycology |
Fantasy Fungi Specimens made in Boffins Bunker in Cornwall
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