June 2022, Spore Print,

Soft Pastels and Shed Snake Skin on

Handmade Paper



The glue used to secure the shed snake skin is made of milk, vinegar and baking soda.

The owner of this spore print and the snake who left this shedded skin lives under the shade of the same eucalyptus trees on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Surely they benefitted each other in their own complex balance of life over the generations. I created this piece to honor their friendship and their effortless collaboration.


Damla Bakır 'Future is Fungi'