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Framed Fridays - Davis' Mycelium 5

Introducing Donna Davis’, Mycelium 5, 2015.

Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art) from Curtain University of Technology, and currently works as a professional artist.

She has several awards credited to her name, including the Ipswich Art Gallery Acquisition Prize in 2009, the Wayne Kratzman Art Prize in 2012 and the Major Prize Winner, Sunshine Coast Environmental Art Prize in 2015.

Her work is collected by several institutions including the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, the Wayne Kratzman Collection and the City of Ipswich Collection.

The work featured this week is but one of The Mycelium series, and explores the beauty of the often forgotten part of a fungus: its root system.

The works form part of Davis’ ‘Unseen’ project that explores symbiotic relationships between plants and fungi.

Physically constructed from resin, these physical forms were digitally crocheted together in a circular array to create a dynamic interpretation of the intricate, and curious world of fungal root systems; the ‘unseen’ living networks beneath our feet.

Bringing Science and Art together in beautiful harmony, Davis was a guest artist touring an exhibition to USQ in 2018.

white swiggles in organised chaos
Donna Davis' Mycelium 5, 2015. Pigment print on hahnemuhle fine paper - USQ Art Collection 2016.1