What are we losing in letting go? – Mycelium

Mantis Harper-Blanco, Ceramics, 2024

Project Overview

Mycelium has memory. Like me. I want mycelium to create memories from my memories, where my nostalgia becomes food for growth and feeds the internal complexity of mycelium decision making. We become one.


Photo transfer process on mycelium where mycelium uses the image as food rather than as a surface. The intention was to find an alternative photo transfer process that was also heat resistant. Decal is a photo transfer technique in ceramics in which an image fuses with the surface after a kiln firing. 
To make mycelium material, the mycelium must be baked at a temperature of 150 – 300 degrees. Decals were used as an image transfer process that would withstand the heat of the oven.

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