Piece created for Challenge 2021 Jewelry and Nature
Materials exotic wood, silver, stainless steel
Fruzsi Fekete has always been fascinated by the world of mushrooms. Mushrooms can live in symbiosis but they can also cause the death of something. They have a special relationship with nature. In the current collection, Fruzsi has been working with Lycoperdon pyriforme (pear puffball/stump puffball). These mushroom species always grow on wood - fallen or dead standing wood, stumps. The colour of these mushrooms is white when young, later yellowish, and brownish when old. In the same way that silver discolours over time due to the sulphur in the air.