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Maia Walczak



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Digest is now avaialble as a limited edition print.

  • Original on poplar plywood panel with aluminium sub frame
  • Acrylic, coloured pencil, and varnish
  • 70 x 100 x 4.4cm


Digest forms part of 'The Illusion of Separation' triptych, a series of pieces celebrating the interconnectedness of all things. Digest is a no holds barred ode to my love of gathering wild food. I am unable to express the otherworldly feeling that looking for and harvesting these treasures, particularly mushrooms, has given me since I was a child.

This piece features a variety of edible wild plants and mushrooms that I gather locally throughout the year (you can find a list of the species included in this piece below). I have a secret spot I love so very much, and this piece transports me there. Cooking dinner under the stars by the river after a day in the forest gathering ingredients. It feels like the earth, the universe, like they’re hugging you... I'll stop there, but I hope you feel some of that cosy, embracing, wild love from this piece! :)

Edible wild mushroom, plant, berry and nut species in Digest:

Parasol (macrolepiota procera)
Porcini (boletus edulis)
Amethyst deceiver (laccaria amethystina)
Chanterelle (cantharellus cibarius)
Orange birch bolete (leccinum versipelle)
Red cracking bolete (xerocomellus chrysenteron)
Common puffball (lycoperdon perlatum)
Bilberry (vaccinium myrtillus)
Ribwort plantain (plantago lanceolata)
Wild strawberry (fragaria vesca)
Forget me not (myosotis)
Common daisy (bellis perennis)
Common sorrel (rumex acetosa)
Sweet chestnut (castanea sativa)
Dandelion (taraxacum officinale)
Hazel nut (corylus spp)
Red clover (trifolium sp)
Wild raspberry (rubus idaeus)
Violet (viola odorata)
Blackberry (rubus fruticosus)
Crab apple (malus sylvestris)

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