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Where it began

The Making of Fine Mycelium™

Script by Sophia Wang, Film by Picklap Films, Art Direction by Xavier Gallego

“Mycelium is an aspect of the world that has been present for millions of years,” says artist and co-founder of MycoWorks, Phil Ross, “It binds together everything that’s organic that we know about.” A pioneer in cultivating living materials for art and design, Phil began using mycelium in the 1990s as a medium for sculpture. Almost three decades on, Phil and his team of artists are now complemented by engineers, biologists, production specialists and material scientists in bringing the first Fine Mycelium™ material, Reishi™, to the world.