Reincarnate

A meditation on rebirth.

  A lot of my work contains mushrooms because I find the life form to have some very unique traits. Particularly interesting is that although the mushrooms appear to be separate entities, the mycelium actually connects them all beneath the surface as one entity. I thus utilize the mushrooms to relate to the human "spiritual" experience and in an effort to make the connection more relatable I began 3dprinting spinal mushrooms. With the use of the bones, it was only natural to make the association with the concept of reincarnation, which is conveniently what mushrooms actually "do" in nature with decomposing dead things and converting them into nutrients for other life forms to benefit from.

 

2015 3D printed PLA, Glassine, Spraypaint. Various Sizes