“Shelf Fungus” is an original felt fine art wool painting. The dimensions are 5″ x 7″. “Shelf Fungus” is made with wool and silk on canvas. The woods around Broken Elms are home to many fallen logs and dead trees along with all the living. These shelf fungus protrude from an oddly angled log, no longer living but not yet fallen to the ground. Local wisdom says that these fungi have medicinal qualities. Once abundant, this variety is now a rarity due to deforestation and land management that removes dead wood from the forest floor.
Keeping Original Felt Fine Art Clean – Contrary to popular belief, wool art is easy to maintain. It can last hundreds, if not thousands of years if it is consistently treated well. Mounting your wool art on a wall in indirect sunlight will deter pests, which require dark areas with little to no air flow to reproduce. Dust is easily dislodged by patting the work from behind or firmly tapping the frame while holding the work face down. Dust can also be removed with canned air if desired.