The Fungal Discourses
Abundant worldwide, most fungi are inconspicuous because of the small size of their structures, and their cryptic lifestyles in soil or on dead matter. Fungi include symbionts of plants, animals, or other fungi and also parasites. They may become noticeable when fruiting, either as mushrooms or as molds. Fungi perform an essential role in the decomposition of organic matter and have fundamental roles in nutrient cycling and exchange in the environment. They have long been used as a direct source of human food, in the form of mushrooms and truffles; as a leavening agent for bread; and in the fermentation of various food products, such as wine, beer, and soy sauce.
Self-published by the artist 2019, Chicago IL
Special edition created for Murmurs LA
6 x 9 inches
About Micah Schippa: "Ideally, in place of a biography would be a list of the land-forms and beings of this earth that have sunk more deeply in me than summer into memory."