glean

material origin: metro transfer station [discarded objects]

This body of work references living organisms in the phylum of basidiomycota, a higher classification of fungi surviving in harsh conditions. Most species grow filamentous hyphae and fruiting bodies, which I share through material explorations. Provoked by contemplation of value, mirror reflections and bodily textures form a connection between human consumerism and the earth below.

glean blog writings: material narratives

 W 22” x H 18” x D 6”

W 22” x H 18” x D 6”

hymenophore 1

Chair covers, upholstery thread fibers, wool blanket, rag rug, wire divider, wood

 

 W 17" x H 14" x D 14"

W 17" x H 14" x D 14"

cotylidia pannosa 1

Tassel floral rug, lampshade, woven lampshade, rag rug warp thread, rusted pipe

 

 w 22" x h 28" x d 2"

w 22" x h 28" x d 2"

coniophora 2

Dresser drawers, candle wax, rag rug fabric

 

 W 45” x H 40” x D ½”

W 45” x H 40” x D ½”

fragmented self-realization

Etched mirror, metal wire dividers

 W 18” x H 21” x D 12”

W 18” x H 21” x D 12”

hymenophore 2

Chair covers, upholstery thread fibers, wool blanket, fleece, steel tomato cage

 

 W 15" x H 41" x D 2"

W 15" x H 41" x D 2"

coniophora 1

Plywood siding, corrugated cardboard, candle wax, rag rug fabric

 

 w 13” x h 45" x d 4”

w 13” x h 45" x d 4”

basidiolichen

Upholstery seat cover, deconstructed church pew upholstery thread, pillow trim, woven ottoman

 

 W 10" x  H 27" x D 3"

W 10" x  H 27" x D 3"

cotylidia pannosa 2

Tassel floral rug, rag rug, vertical fabric blinds, upholstery trims

 

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hydnum repandum 1, 2, 3

Woven placemat, elastic, wool blanket, upholstery thread fibers

all images taken by nolan calisch