About the Artist

Madge Evers grew up in Connecticut and lives in western Massachusetts. In her early years, she was a fine arts photographer with an interest portraiture and the human form. She studied at the Maine Photographic Workshop, has a B.A. in English from Suffolk University, and an M.A. from the University of Rhode Island. Madge’s work originates with her passion for the garden and growing things. Employing a process rooted in farm and garden practices, she cultivates mushrooms which provide her with a renewable source of spore “ink.” The variety Madge grows, Stropharia rugoso-annulata, produces mushrooms in mid-Spring and mid-Autumn. When not making spore prints, Madge can be found teaching high school English or somewhere in the garden.