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New York Offers Biodegradable Artworks

New York Offers Biodegradable Artworks

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 - 05:15
Mushrooms are pictured in the Clairmarais wood, northern France. (AFP)
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At first glance, the artistic expression seems to have little in common with mushroom cultivation in New York.

But here in particular, the two of them had literally met together. Artist Brian Soliwoda cut many 1.5-meter-tree trunks and covered each with biologically degradable paper paste.

Edible mushrooms are expected to grow on the surface within the few next months.

The Pom-Pom mushroom will appear on the beech trunk, while the oyster mushroom will cover poplar trunks.

There has been a long tradition of cultivating mushrooms, such as shitake and agaric on logs, where wood cracks are filled with fungus germs, said the German news agency.

Soliwoda sculptures are designed to raise questions about the usual form of mushroom cultivation.

His sculptures of mushroom shrubs, which will gradually decompose in three to five years, are displayed at a community park in Queens.

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