Each of these images depict a double exposure; the first exposure is a cyanotype photogram of local flora. The second exposure shows the same flora's silhouette made with the spores of local fungi. I gather plant and mushroom specimens from my surroundings and make works on paper that interpret the tradition of creating and labelling pressed plants in book form – the herbaria. My version of herbaria portrays mycorrhiza, the ancient and intimate relationship between plants and fungi. The cyano-spore work also suggests, through content repeated in both cyanotype emulsion and mushroom spores, an echo chamber, much like the material that bounces within one’s social media feed, reinforcing world views, sometimes with disastrous outcomes during the pandemic.
Madge Evers is based in Haydenville, MA
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