....just thought I would post a shot of one of my keepers of the ideas that fungi around inside my head, before manifesting their molds of desire in the mind-full beauty of ‘wood art’….
And so if any want to follow, then here’s a short course in General Mycology….or as some may say,....WHO-ology and WHAT-ology….!
Walking the woods and gathering wood is not the only thing I gather, since what good is wood unless ones starts to understand the many types of ‘genius of fungi’ that also play such an important role in the make-up of my ‘wood art’. So here we have one such piece that was rescued from this years fire-wood pile….un-damaged, but then again aged by time and weather.
The name of the fungi that is growing here is ‘Polyporus betulinus’, and is found on birch trees. Polyporus comes from the Greek word, (noun) ‘a pore’ and is a genius of fungi, which covers the underside with many pores. Betulinus comes from the Latin word Betulin and has to do with the wood species we woodworkers call Birch. So by putting Polyporus betulinus to-gether we have the fungis that is growing on my birch wood in the up-coming photo.
I thought I would share this one picture here, as a treat of feast, in the on-going work that is going into this white oak two by four by eight, (The Multi-Purposed 2×4)....and also at the time of this cutting here, this one was the taskmaster inspiring me to cut straight and true….
....and then again, never could keep my feet attached to those leather soles of my boots for too long, so I’m slipping the laces to be out of here and back to work in the fields of lofty inspiration….
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/