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storms and mushrooms…

The weather is erratic and mercurial here in Biella, with lots of violent thunderstorms. After this one we lost internet and phones for half a day…

The weather has caused vivid green and much dampness in one of my favourite local paths for walking. Along Gorgomora i found an incredible array of wild funghi springing up after the rain…

Am still trying to identify this amazing purple monster…so far no one i have shown it to knows what it is…

tiny, delicate ink caps, like little flowers…

…again am trying to identify…for sure i will be eating absolutly NONE of them, but am going back to find more…

Oozing fungus (nice) grows from a fallen log, it looks like something very ancient or some kind of alien life…

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what happens when you leave art out in the rain…

A while back i posted about a work by Mimmo Paladino called “La Montagna di Sale” – “The Salt Mountain”  (see here) which involved some horses and a giant mountain of salt. I wondered what would happen to it if it rained…well i have my answer…

Much of the now dirty salt has been washed away by weeks of torrential rain revealing the underlying tiered wooden structure of the “mountain”…The work has shrunk considerably in size, the pristine salt is now a dirty brown and its disappearance reveals that a lot of the horses have not been buried in the salt but are in fact just sections placed on top of it…in other words the illusion is shattered… not to worry, i noticed sacks of salt in the corner, so i guess it is going to be revived…

before…after

…and speaking of rain, there was a thunderstorm imminent when i was in the town centre, managed to catch it as it hovered (“omen” style) over the Duomo di Milano…