Mushrooms of St. Petersburg
Olin-Rice Science Center, First Floor
Alexander (Sasha) Viazsmensky
Sasha Viazmensky is perhaps the world’s most accomplished painter of mushrooms. His love for mushrooms began at the age of three when he accompanied his grandmother into the woods on a mushroom collecting hike. In addition to painting the mushrooms in minute detail, Sasha includes in his paintings other elements from the environment in which the mushrooms grow, such as spruce needles, clubmosses, small forest herbs, and even pieces of dirt and decayed leaves. His work has appeared in museums all over the world, including in Tokyo, Stockholm, Cambridge MA, Oxford UK, and Minneapolis. Curator: Stan Wagon, Mathematics.
More information about this art, including information on purchasing prints, is available at www.pelcor.com/mushrooms/SashaMushrooms