Salar De Uyuni
6 Locations explores both the functional qualities and aesthetic potential of mycelium, the root structure of fungi. Mycelium consists of thread-like filaments called hypha, which digest the surrounding substrate as nutrients. In doing so, the hyphae grow into a dense network to form the resulting hard material that is shown here. Mycelium is emerging as a sustainable solution to our climate crisis; we can harness its natural
properties to create materials for construction, textiles and more.
The project is conceptually based on 6 places significant to me and my family: Devon, Surrey, Dorset, Bolton, Leicestershire and Bolivia. Each sculpture references a location, visually and compositionally, resulting in sculptural vessels which highlight the beauty, and compositional versatility, that mycelium can possess.