I am a concept based artist from Oahu. My recent projects involve creating sustainable systems that generate artistic commodities. I am currently developing work with fungi :
“Sawdust from invasive trees was inoculated with mycelia from a local strain of Trametes fungi. The work was then grown out, fusing the sawdust canvas together. Finally, the mushrooms were allowed to form on the surface, independently defining the composition. 32”x32” (2018)"
Soon I will be releasing a series of these works with some really spectacular tropical polypores I’ve been collecting. I am experimenting with preservation techniques and hope to find an organic alternative for preservation. https://www.chrisritson.com