Gallery: Corey Corcoran Has Fun With Fungi In His Beautiful Mushroom Et...

An artist with a taste for exotic mediums, Corey Corcoran delicately etches designs into fungi. Using the Artist Conk mushroom (Ganoderma applanatum) as his canvas, his pieces range from 6-24'' and are covered in images ranging from microbes to celestial bodies. Corcoran explores the interconnectedness between the micro and macro level with great detail, and like early pictograms, the carvings use an element of nature to express forms of life; human figures and body parts float alongside insects and plants, and images move into one another to remind the viewer that they are part of a broader ecosystem.

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