Poisonous fungus - Rafael Peinador Perez

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Artist Statement

Rafael Peinador Perez

Inspired by the mushroom drawings found on two French postcards and the shape of the top of a fountain. The top of the hat has been blocked with sinamay with a simple shape, colour and patter, in order to emphasise the mushroom's gills. The gills have been created with hand dyed feathers to produce an ombre effect and trying to recreate the colours of the mushroom and play with textures. The choice of the burgundy colour serves to evocate the poison aspect of the mushroom.

Poisonous fungus - Rafael Peinador Perez

©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Inspiration details:

Voulez-vous la Sante?

Postcard

France

ca. 1903

Unknown

Lithograph

V&A collection reference number(s):
E.525:555-2001, E.525:556-2001, E.516-1991

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