The Living Room Laboratory
The Gate Project Opening,
Museum of Infinite Outcomes, TN
Initiated December 2021 - Completion slated for 2023
We learn by touching, seeing, and experiencing. The Gate is meant to bring awareness to the importance of stewardship. Each column highlights the ecosystems of plants and animals we rely on for a healthy world. We often cannot see what is happening in our ecosystems, both above and below ground. The Gate offers insights into those mysteries. Children and adults are able to explore the columns of relief imagery which have been grown into the sides of the columns. Exploring natural wonders while stepping through the archway provides a visual interpretation of what we are protecting. The columns and the archway will have grown flora and fauna outside each column. This provides the answer to why enriched soil serves our mycelia network and how it provides plant and animal diversity. Looking into these mysteries is the first step into becoming the next Gatekeeper. The structures are made of mycelium comprised of agricultural waste.