cute creatures get embroidered and felted into precarious situations with carnivorous fungi
 

cute creatures get embroidered and felted into precarious situations with carnivorous fungi

a little ant is ensnared, about to be lunch for a most-deceptive mushroom. toxins spill into the air around a kind centipede and the slug friend across from him is too slow to flee — in hine mizushima’s latest series of soft, sculptural stories (all embroidered, stitched, and felted by hand) her cute creatures are caught in moments of realization: they are about to be devoured by even cuter shrooms.

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venomous fungus
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hine mizushima’s latest series of stitches, felt and cute embroidery is titled ‘carnivorous fungi.’ the five scenes are on display at ranbu, a shop friendly to bug-lovers, in osaka japan. her colors are magical. her subject matter is as gross as it is adorable and her craftsmanship is precise — most incredible of all are the tiny details scattered about, like the tiny white gleam, reflecting off the concerned red eye of the doomed slug in ‘medusa fungus B,’ or the veiny stitching atop the mushroom caps of ‘parasitic fungus.’

cute embroidery  
venomous fungus [centipede only]

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clam fungus

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clam fungus

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clam fungus
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medusa fungus A

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medusa fungus A

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medusa fungus A

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medusa fungus B

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medusa fungus B


medusa fungus B


medusa fungus B

cute embroidery
parasitic fungus


parasitic fungus


parasitic fungus


parasitic fungus

parasitic fungus

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