Little Brown Mushrooms: Psilocybe cyanescens Sep 29, 2016

by Erin

photo by Bruce Clayton Tom

Artist Alan Sutherland is also an avid mushroom hunter and mushroom expert. Little Brown Mushrooms draws especially from a particular mushroom, of the "magic" variety: Psilocybe cyanescenes.

In the words of the artist: "Little Brown Mushrooms is a dance theater meditation on mushrooms with a focus on the genus Psylocybe, whose members bruise blue and wreak glory in human beings."

This mushroom is native to the Pacific Northwest and is well-known for its potent psychedelic properties. 

These mushrooms can induce euphoria, altered thinking processes, clossed and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time, and spiritual experiences.

Learn more about this magic little fungus here.