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CREATING FILM AND SCULPTURE FROM THE GILLS OF A MUSHROOM

THIS WAS A POINT IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS WHERE I REALISED I WAS CONNECTING WITH THE MUSHROOM AND THAT I HAD FOUND SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL THAT I COULD WORK FROM
THIS WAS A VERY SIMPLE TEST TO SEE IF I COULD BEGIN TO REPLICATE THE SHAPE OF THE GILLS WHEN A MUSHROOM MANIPULATED. FROM THIS I REALISED I COULD EXTRUDE RIBBONS OF CLAY TO DEVELOP THE WORK FURTHER. I AM REALLY KEEN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN THE GENERAL AREA OF CERAMICS, FROM SLIP CASTING TO WORKING WITH GLAZE.

IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO WHEN I STARTED USING CLAY AS A MATERIAL FOR EXPLORATION AT UNIVERSITY. WHEN I WAS IN THE CERAMICS STUDIO AT CSM THIS FRIDAY I WAS WISKED BACK TO A WONDER PLACE OF LEARNING. WHILST I WAS TESTING CREATING AND PLAYING I FELT A PROFOUND SENSE OF THE PRIMORDIAL THE PREHISTORIC THE ANCIENT.

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Growing Oyster mushrooms

I WENT ON A MUSHROOM GROWING COURSE BECAUSE I AM INTERESTED IN THE PROCESS OF CULTIVATION. I THIS REQUIRES MUCH PATIENCE BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. I FOUND IT INCREDIBLE. IT GREW TO THE SHAPE OF A PENIS

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IT WAS AMAZING TO DISCOVER THAT THE MYCELIUM NEEDS TO BE TRIGGERED BY SHOCK, THIS MAKES IT FRUIT AND OUT POP THE MUSHROOMS. TO DO THIS I NEED TO SUBMERGE THE MYCELIUM FOR 6 HOURS TO FORCE A SHOCK ON THE ORGANISM

A FORAY

Click title to UTUBE channel. After my interest into Psychadelic’s i chose to go foraging in Nottinghamshire. this was part of my need to connect with nature and collect and study the fungus. I am wanting to explore clay and feel that this earthy pursuit could help me connect with a very ancient process.

THE EXPERIENCE WAS CONNECTED AND INTUNE WITH NATURE AND THE TIME OF YEAR. I AIM TO MAKE SOME SHORT FILMS AND RECONSTRUCT THE GILLS OF FRESH AND DRIED IN CLAY. CREATIVE PROCESS IS GOING TO GROUND ME IS AN ANCIENT PROCESS.