Barbara Revelli

Pure Culture

Philip Ross is an inspiring american artist that works with living organisms as means of his artistic work. In a very controlled environment, Ross manipulates, nurtures and transforms a variety of living species into sculpture. Particularly interesting for our blog is his work Pure Culture, a series of sculptural objects from living mushrooms.


Pure Culture - Barbara Revelli


Using fungus called Ganoderma lucidum, also known as Reishi or Ling Chi, Ross develop a living-art project that takes him around a year to complete, from finding and growing the mushrooms to the final result.

The project here prsented, Life Like is inspired by the famous photo of Harold Edgerton called Milk Drop Coronet.