Mycelium Figure


Project Overview

In this project, I combined Mycelium and bacterial cellulose together to make a dancing human figure. In Mycelium, I used half-ground coffee beans as the base and half grains ingredients as the base to display the different colors. The black and white color is inspired by the Chinese word ” YIN-YANG”.


In my process, I tried different materials and combined them with different mushrooms. The right, black section is used ground coffee beans with grey oyster mushrooms. The left, white section is hey, sawdust, oats, brown rice, and other grains with red reishi. After I combined the mushrooms and materials together, I let them grow for a couple of days and move them to the mold, which is the little human figure, let them grow in the mold. Then, dry them in the incubator overnight.

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