The idea for this brief comes from a shared passion into both mushrooms and folklore. Initially the project began with more of a general focus on mushrooms as a whole, but as my research became more focused, the traditional and historical side of the subject became more interesting to me. My dad is an avid mycologist, so foraging for mushrooms is something I’ve done from a young age.
Most of my research was becoming too scientific and time consuming to record, so I considered the visual components that resonated with me the most. These turned out to be the rituals and customs carried out by ancient and modern cultures.