Anna Ervin Hibiscus, bacterial cellulose, mycelium, silk, clay, 2022 This piece is a combination of my mycelium work and my…
By using symbols that have been found in art since the days of cave painting and materials that have to some degree existed long before the modern day, my piece attempts to make connections with the artisans of the past
Exploring the tree of life form with modern materials and contexts.
A hat grown with bacterial cellulose, and dyed using Jacquard MX dye.
A mycelium milk jug, and a sculptural interaction between mycelium and metal.
Combines the bacterial cellulose and brussel sprouts branch to recreate a new plant.
Karina Ye, Illustration, 2023 Mycelium is the begining and base of mushroom life. Water is the source of all life.…
An imagined lab grown wet specimen.
For this project I was thinking about our cultural relationship to death and decay. I wanted to create a headstone made from mycelium to make a less permanent marker for graves that decays with time. This was also an experiment to try to form text with mycelium. This project did not work the way I initially imagined and I demolded it too early due to time constraints.
The nostalgia of childhood combined with the mothering of materials in relation to my own relationship with my mother.
My hope is that we can grow a future in which we protect the people already living, to make it a safer place for those to come. Decay is needed for growth and nothing exemplifies this fact more than mushrooms.
I was really interested in the materiality of the bacterial cellulose that we worked with, particularly in the ways it interacted with light and it’s versatility. I made a series of objects intended to be suncatchers, interactive with natural and bright light. I tried sculpting forms, embroidering, and watercolor painting and layering.
This project consists of two boxes grown from mycelium. The smaller box is made with grey dove oyster mushrooms, and the larger is a mix of grey dove and pink oysters. Each is decorated with passionflowers. The boxes are intended to be small caskets or burial vessels for birds or other small animals.
This project is a simple exploration in the cultivating bacterial cellulose for use an artistic medium. The finished project is a light-hearted commentary on unsustainable nature of air travel. All of the materials used in this project are renewable and biodegradable.
This project used Grey Dove (Pleurotus Ostreatus) oyster mycelium to “weave” a basket-like nest out of straw. This nest was then populated with egg-like objects sculpted from polymer clay. These “eggs” each reference other biological materials or processes. They appear here out of their typical context, just as basket weaving is not the typical behavior or context of mycelium.
Using bacteria cellulose and combined with water color to make a dress.
Use different materials to make a color combination mycelium figure.
Using wood branches as the base to display the leaves as a stamp.
The goal of this project was to recreate the appearance of a traditional “gummy worm” using lab materials. The material used here were agar agar, xanthan gum, and E. Coli that has been modified to produce a variety of fluorescent proteins.