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Yaoyorozu-No-Kami

Yaoyorozu-No-Kami (the multitudinous gods), 2011. Graphite on paper, 38 x 80 inches

This work included graphite drawings depicting insects, arthropods, and plants found in the Pleistocene Garden at the George C. Page Park located adjacent to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The organisms that make up this unique ecological system were observed and recorded over a period of six months. The graphite and shiitake drawings were inspired by Japanese ink paintings on exhibition at LACMA’s Pavilion for Japanese Art. 

Shiitake mushroom mycelium was allowed to colonize the wood panel for six months.

To produce the Shiitake drawings, Shiitake mushroom mycelium was allowed to colonize the wood panel for six months.