Books with Cordyceps

Cordyceps are unusual fungi that invade insects and cause their premature death; their nature is predatory. Whilst consuming and killing their healthy host they grow into weirdly beautiful fruiting forms before exuding a mass of spores that await the next insect to invade and transform.

In these works I used cordyceps as a metaphor to illustrate the infection and subsequent mutation of ideas where beautiful and grotesque meaning emerges. The viewer is able to open the book to see the result!

The Books with Cordyceps pictured below have been purchased by private collectors.

Book with Cordyceps 1b

Book with Cordyceps 1aJodie Goldring, Book with Cordyceps 1, recycled book, watercolour paper, plastic pool toys and copper wire, 19cm high x 22cm wide x 15cm deep, 2009

Book with Cordyceps 2b

Book with Cordyceps 2aJodie Goldring, Book with Cordyceps 2, recycled book, watercolour paper, plastic pool toys and copper wire, 15cm wide x 22cm tall x 9cm deep, 2014

Book with Cordyceps 3a

Book with Cordyceps 3b

Book with Cordyceps 3cJodie Goldring, Book with Cordyceps 3, recycled book, watercolour paper, plastic pool toys copper wire & polyester yarn, 20cm wide x 22cm tall x 14cm deep, 2015

 

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