Phil Ross

Ross uses mushrooms to build his structure and then over the course of the exhibition is it boiled down into cups of tea for visitors.


The structure you see here was grown from the fungus Ganoderma lucidum (also known as Reishi or Ling-chi) at the Far West Fungi mushroom farm in Monterey, California. It is currently on view at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf as part of their Eat Art exhibit.

Mycotectural Alpha is a test structure that is part of a larger project in which I will be growing an entire building out of fungal material. My goal is to create a space that can shelter 12-20 people at a time. Over the next few years I will continue growing experiments to determine the fungi’s material qualities as well as means of propagating more complex forms.

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