Chris Drury Spore Grid Variations, 2019


Four Variations from Spore Grid, 2019
R type prints mounted on 2mm aluminium from 2 cm spore prints on glass slides
Each 40 x 40cm

Unique edition

Price is £155 each; All 4: £495.00


Chris Drury Spore Grid Variations is a set of four unique prints. They relate to his major dramatic work Spore Grid, 2019. This is one of many results in his work of his long-term interest in mushrooms. The entire work is a large wall installation of 35 mushroom spore prints.  The artist took each spore print from very small fungi, which he left on the glass of a 35 mm. empty slide for around 6 hours. Chris put the resulting images, sandwiched in the glass slides, into a photographic projector. He then enlarged and exposed them onto R-type photographic paper. For display he mounted them onto 2 mm. thick aluminium panels.

The artist has made these four separate prints available at a special price.

Please also enquire at the gallery about the entire Spore Grid. It is potentially also available scanned as digital images. Contact

About the artist

Chris Drury is a key exhibitor in GroundWork’s exhibition Natures Mysterious Networks. He is an artist with an enormous international reputation and long experience making art in, with and about nature. Chris normally travels a great deal. He responds to diverse requests for exhibitions, collaborations, installations and site specific works outside.

Chris describes himself as an environmental artist. He makes site specific nature based sculpture, or land art. His work connects different phenomena in the world, opposites and contrasts. Specifically he works between nature and culture, inner and outer space and microcosm and macrocosm. Often he collaborates with scientists and technicians from a broad spectrum of disciplines. He is prepared to use whatever visual means, technologies and materials best suit the situation.

Recent projects include a residency at The Nirox Foundation in The Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, working with paleontologists, geologists and anthropologists,  a British Antarctic Survey residency in Antarctica, a work for the Australian National University in Canberra and an exhibition about place, ecology and politics at The Nevada Museum of Art called Mushrooms|Clouds.