Graduate Alumni > Erin LaRocque (MFA 2019)

The Fruiting Bodies (Cycles)
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) mycelium and fruiting bodies grown on industrially decimated hardwood forest byproducts
20.5 x 27 x 4 inches
2019
The Fruiting Bodies (Lump)
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) mycelium and fruiting bodies grown on industrially decimated hardwood forest byproducts, wheatgrass roots
19 x 23 x 3.5 inches
2018
The Fruiting Bodies (Bloom)
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) mycelium and fruiting bodies grown on industrially decimated hardwood forest byproducts, wheatgrass roots
21.5 x 29 x 5 inches
2019
The Fruiting Bodies (Old Fruit)
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) mycelium and fruiting bodies grown on industrially decimated hardwood forest byproducts, red oak, wheatgrass roots
21 x 28.5 x 5 inches
2019
The Fruiting Bodies (Ogee)
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) mycelium and fruiting bodies grown on industrially decimated hardwood forest byproducts
20 x 26.5 x 5 inches
2019
The Fruiting Bodies (Anthro)
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) mycelium grown on industrially decimated hardwood forest byproducts, wheatgrass roots
22 x 28 x 2 inches
2019

These self-weaving, collaborative medicinal tapestries are personal gardens to cultivate beneficial compounds that can be consumed to improve one’s health and wellbeing, and sites to provide therapeutic “soft fascination” in an urban ecosystem. We provide resources to help each other survive, and when the tapestry completes its life cycle, its physical remains can be harvested to provide resources for human health, or reserved as objects of compassionate decor.