Decomposition: Riot

19 Apr Decomposition: Riot

I had the opportunity this past weekend to install my jack o lantern fungi in southeastern Oklahoma as part of the Decomposition series.  These are the largest forms I’ve used for an installation to date, and have a very different effect than the dozens of tiny mushroom caps seen in Colony I and Colony II.  Rather than sheer numbers, the “WOW” factor comes from the loud, warm hue, clustered around this unique stump with a cylinder of heartwood still standing majestically in the center.  A loud, warm, aggressive hue, a tightly packed cluster…. like a riot.
I enjoy this series more and more as I go along, and get more and more excited projecting future installations.  I’m also thinking I need to plan out some ideas on how to create an installation and leave it in place without offending my environmentally responsible conscience.  The materials I use are just too invasive to feel good about leaving out in “the wild”.  I’ll start brainstorming more on that, and actually I already have an idea brewing although it’s for something outside the Decomposition series.  Hopefully I’ll have time to start on that this summer…
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7 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Posted at 13:31h, 19 April Reply

    Greetings! I've been reading your blog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great work!

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    • bromeleighad
      Posted at 03:20h, 20 April Reply

      Thanks, I'm glad you said hi! Thanks for the kind words!
      Leigh

  • sharalee
    Posted at 03:51h, 21 April Reply

    OHMYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this one so much!!!!! It might be my favorite so far….and I miss you!

  • Misti
    Posted at 03:24h, 23 April Reply

    I think you could easily do some kind of cool installation in a park that will get a view and leave it for the weekend. Something short but visible where you know that it won't be left long. Of course you might have to be nearby to make sure people don't steal little 'shrooms!

    • bromeleighad
      Posted at 12:02h, 24 April Reply

      Misti,
      This is true. I've thought about doing something more urban so I could keep an eye on it and take it down when everything really starts falling apart. No real plans yet, but it's definitely something I've been thinking about. Thanks for the suggestion!
      Leigh

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:07h, 05 November Reply

    Darrrling! 🙂

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