Winona Snell

Amanita Muscaria
wool, thread
3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
Artist Statement:
I have always been fascinated with fantasy. The stories of Brothers Grimm, fairies, unicorns, mermaids, and every Disney movie ever made. I could live in the woods in a hobbit house surrounded by giant mushrooms, fairies, and fireflies. Listen to the sounds of crickets, frogs, and wind through the trees. Dance naked under the moonlight on a hot summers day. Spending every summer in the woods with my grandparents as a child helped mold these fantasies. I chose the iconic amanita muscaria (or fly agaric) mushroom for my ring because it immediately brings your mind to a world of fantasy. You can’t help but think of Alice in Wonderland when looking at the amanita muscaria. And consuming it may bring a whole new perspective on the world.

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