Théo Chauvirey and Amélie Brindamour facilitated part I of II MycoSculpture workshops this afternoon. Throughout these workshops, participants will explore how mycelium—the fibrous, vegetative part of mushrooms—can be used as a biomaterial for art and design. Today’s workshop focused on creating small sculptures and scaffolds from recycled materials (largely cellulose and protein-based materials such as cardboard, wool, cotton, silk, etc.)
Next week we’ll sterilize the sculptures and inoculate them with liquid mycelium! With the method we’re using, it takes about three weeks for them to grow. Stay tuned.