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Blooming Earth,April 2024

This work is in production and is not for sale at this time. The body of work will open with the Waldron Center, Bloomington, Indiana in April 2024.

Super Bloom

The ancient ones, our elders have taught us to celebrate the darkest time of the year by creating light. I do this by leaning into the natural world and celebrating its vibrant, luminous colors. During spring and summer, I forage, process color, and freeze them away for winter. Standing at the edge of our deep cold and windy winter ahead, I begin painting with the seasons again. 

Hollow Earth,2025

mycelium made
Mycelium made

Left: No.1 of Hollow Earth: kin Lepidoptera American Elm, o7/04/23. 8 x 8 x 8 inches.

Materials recipe: clay, American Elm bark, mycelium, on painted watercolor paper made from post consumer waste mounted to compressed wood chip.

Color recipe: avocado.

Right: No. 2 of Hollow Earth: kin Quetzalcoatl Eucalyptus, 10/18/23. 8 x 8 x 5 inches.

Materials recipe: amaranth, clay, Eucalyptus tree bark, mycelium, sun flower on watercolor paper made from post consumer waste mounted to compressed wood chip.

Color recipe: pokeberry, blueberry, Spanish saffron, goldleaf, bio plastic, polymers.

(This work is in production and is not for sale at this time.)

As a medium, mycelium needs soil microbes to break down. When broken up into small pieces it will fully compost in 30 days. It will break down in the water in 180 days. If you leave it outside in a solid shape, it will take a few years to break down. It will last indefinitely indoors in stable conditions. These paintings have been "Grown with Ecovative™ Technology". 

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