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Dissolution 21

Mushrooms and other fungi have always been strange by human standards. We tend to think of them as plants, but they’re actually more closely related to animals. They are the humble recyclers of nature, breaking down plants, animals, and even rocks into nutrients that all living things can use again, but they do so with such flair – their visible forms colorful and statuesque, while like icebergs most of their bodies lie hidden underneath.

In “Dissolutions”, I’ve sought to document a new kind of fungal ability, as they take to the air beyond simply spreading spores. As biologists have recently uncovered, fungi act as networks that tie forests together, effectively creating a giant multi-species symbiosis. But surely they chafe at the limitations of a wired network, just as we do when the wi-fi is down. I suspect that they have finally managed to create wireless networks, which is what we are witnessing here.

“Dissolution 21” uses an image from DeviantArt photographer @Alegion-stock altered with the Filter Forge filter Artistic : Styles 6-X” by “Ramlyn The resulting image was given additional filtering and color adjustment in Photoshop.

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Dissolution 19
Mushrooms and other fungi have always been strange by human standards. We tend to think of them as plants, but they’re actually more closely related to animals. They are the humble recyclers of nature, breaking down plants, animals, and even rocks into nutrients that all living things can use again, but they do so with such flair - their visible forms colorful and statuesque, while like icebergs most of their bodies lie hidden underneath.

In “Dissolutions”, I’ve sought to document a new kind of fungal ability, as they take to the air beyond simply spreading spores. As biologists have recently uncovered, fungi act as networks that tie forests together, effectively creating a giant multi-species symbiosis. But surely they chafe at the limitations of a wired network, just as we do when the wi-fi is down. I suspect that they have finally managed to create wireless networks, which is what we are witnessing here.

“Dissolution 19” uses an image from DeviantArt photographers FrankAndCarySTOCK altered with the Filter Forge filter "Artistic : Styles 6-X” by Ramlyn. The resulting image was given additional filtering and color adjustment in Photoshop.
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Dissolution 18
Mushrooms and other fungi have always been strange by human standards. We tend to think of them as plants, but they’re actually more closely related to animals. They are the humble recyclers of nature, breaking down plants, animals, and even rocks into nutrients that all living things can use again, but they do so with such flair - their visible forms colorful and statuesque, while like icebergs most of their bodies lie hidden underneath.

In “Dissolutions”, I’ve sought to document a new kind of fungal ability, as they take to the air beyond simply spreading spores. As biologists have recently uncovered, fungi act as networks that tie forests together, effectively creating a giant multi-species symbiosis. But surely they chafe at the limitations of a wired network, just as we do when the wi-fi is down. I suspect that they have finally managed to create wireless networks, which is what we are witnessing here.

“Dissolution 18” uses an image from DeviantArt photographer Jantiff-Stocks altered with the Filter Forge filter Artistic : Styles 6-X by Ramlyn. The resulting image was given additional filtering and color adjustment in Photoshop.
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Dissolution 17
Mushrooms and other fungi have always been strange by human standards. We tend to think of them as plants, but they’re actually more closely related to animals. They are the humble recyclers of nature, breaking down plants, animals, and even rocks into nutrients that all living things can use again, but they do so with such flair - their visible forms colorful and statuesque, while like icebergs most of their bodies lie hidden underneath.

In “Dissolutions”, I’ve sought to document a new kind of fungal ability, as they take to the air beyond simply spreading spores. As biologists have recently uncovered, fungi act as networks that tie forests together, effectively creating a giant multi-species symbiosis. But surely they chafe at the limitations of a wired network, just as we do when the wi-fi is down. I suspect that they have finally managed to create wireless networks, which is what we are witnessing here.

“Dissolution 17” uses an image from DeviantArt photographer Elandria altered with the Filter Forge filter Artistic : Styles 6-X” by Ramlyn. The resulting image was given additional filtering and color adjustment in Photoshop.
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Dissolution 16
Mushrooms and other fungi have always been strange by human standards. We tend to think of them as plants, but they’re actually more closely related to animals. They are the humble recyclers of nature, breaking down plants, animals, and even rocks into nutrients that all living things can use again, but they do so with such flair - their visible forms colorful and statuesque, while like icebergs most of their bodies lie hidden underneath.

In “Dissolutions”, I’ve sought to document a new kind of fungal ability, as they take to the air beyond simply spreading spores. As biologists have recently uncovered, fungi act as networks that tie forests together, effectively creating a giant multi-species symbiosis. But surely they chafe at the limitations of a wired network, just as we do when the wi-fi is down. I suspect that they have finally managed to create wireless networks, which is what we are witnessing here.

“Dissolution 16” uses an image from Elandria altered with the Filter Forge filter Artistic : Styles 6-X” by Ramlyn. The resulting image was given additional filtering and color adjustment in Photoshop.
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RichardMaier
Richard Maier
Artist
United States
A southern California native, Richard Maier took his first photography job at age 16 printing snapshots of Micky Mouse for discerning tourists at a one hour photo near Disneyland.

He studied at the University of California at Riverside where his technical skills were eagerly employed by the faculty for their personal work (technical skills being absent on the fine art curriculum). The California Museum of Photography also hired Richard to print from their treasure trove of historical negatives (He has the dubious distinction of being one of the few people on the planet to know how to correctly print from a Uranium toned glass negative). He graduated with a studio arts major with an emphasis on photography and traditional printmaking, and more knowlegde of Post-Structuralism than any one person should have to bear.

Moving to Los Angeles, he was frustrated in his attempts to install a printmaking studio in his apartment by zoning laws which forbid having carboys of nitric acid in residential areas. Seeking other avenues of artistic expression, Richard purchased his first Mac, reasoning that anything so expensive must be useful for something. While he struggled to get “Art” out of that poor beige box, he paid his bills by working as color printer at a professional photo lab.

When a position opened up for a retoucher, he jumped at the chance to sit on his butt all day and make pretty girls prettier. Unfortunately, several years of this left Richard with an acute allergic reaction to women’s magazines. At his worst point, having to thumb through a copy of “Elle” would make him break out in a cold sweat, and “W” could necessitate a trip to the emergency room.

Determined that a change was needed, Richard took a gig with a documentary photographer who forbid him to retouch any of her pictures, but needed help dealing with the vast quantities of data spewing from her new digital camera. On his off days, he works with his esteemed freelance clients. On his off-off days he creates art, having finally learned the secret of how to menace a Mac with a hammer to get the good stuff out of it.

Current Residence: Los Angeles
Favourite genre of music: WTF!
Operating System: Mac OS X
Shell of choice: Sea
Wallpaper of choice: Victorian (with mermaids, please)
Skin of choice: His own.
Favourite cartoon character: The Roadrunner
Personal Quote: "No, I don't think so".
Interests
Calling all L.A. deviants!:

I'll be showing some new work in a couple weeks at the next L.A. Pancakes & Booze Art Show - July 27th & 28th (Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 1am). If you're in town, come see tons of new artwork by me and dozens of other artists, live music and DJ sets, drinks, and FREE pancakes! It's only $5 too! Location is Lot 613 in Downtown L.A.'s Arts District at 613 Imperial St. Los Angeles, CA There's lots of free street parking and a paid parking lot next to the event. Come on over and have a few pancakes! I'll be there both nights and I'd love to meet some local deviants!

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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the watch :heart:
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lucid-light Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello Richard, :wave:

thank you for adding my artwork to your Favourites!

Unconditional by lucid-light

Feel free to check out my gallery or my facebook page. If you like my artworks, you may also be interested in my fractal art jewelry that can be found in this Etsy shop ;)

Have a great day! :tribute:
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LLukeBE Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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:wave:
your work has been featured in the Prickly Pleasures Group weekly Journal ----> Link :iconnobubunoglompplz: :sun:
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RichardMaier Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Thanks so much for featuring my work! :woohoo:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You´re welcome ;) :D
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Murmele Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
:iconfavthanksemotiplz:   Thank you so much for the faves ~
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!:iconflowerheartplz:
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MadGardens Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Fave :D
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thanks so much for :+devwatch: ... :kiss:..:hug:..:wave:
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PawelMatys Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for faving my work! I really appreciate it! :D
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worksteady Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Cheers Richard for the favourites :D
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
:w00t: BIG thanks for the :+fav: on WaterDrop Shroom and The Space Sucker :iconthrilledplz:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Thank You very much for the :+fav: and :+devwatch:! :hug:
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hearthy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Thank you so much.
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