How exciting to be featured on one of SF's favorite blogs, Life on Pine! Kate's thoughtful write up on visiting the Oakland studio, throwing some cute lil vessels, and getting to know my neck of the woods is accompanied by beautifully composed photos. Had a great time with her and excited for her to see her two new ceramic additions to her home!
On Sunday morning, my partner Jake and I went hiking in the Presidio and walked along Baker Beach. I took some new ceramic mushrooms with me to plant along a path since I hadn't done an installation in awhile. We had a great morning nearly to ourselves since the light misting detracted floods of people.
My previous ceramic mushroom installations, I have found, have been taken! I am hoping that not just one person took all the mushrooms, but that some were left for others to enjoy. It has been a fun project to see these installations come to life. I am hoping that people are excited to find they are made from clay instead of being living and hoping they are being taken to a good home, cared for, and hopefully planted in backyards or indoor planters. I wish I had GPS-tracking on each piece to see where they are all ending up. These were planted on a path above Baker Beach - if you ever find one of these mushrooms, remember to tag it on Instagram with the hashtag #lilmushies.
Last weekend, I hung out with some friends in Oakland where we planted another ceramic mushroom installation in Oak Glen Park. If you don't know about my ceramic mushroom installation goals for 2016, click here to read about the first one installation.
I love finding hidden treasures while walking around cities. San Francisco has been a hard move for me. So many people here don't seem to pay attention to their surroundings and miss out on things others may notice who are paying better attention. I wanted to make something for those people who do look around instead of stare at their phone all day, who interact with their communities, and who notice the small details in life. I love mushrooms and think they are so beautiful. There are so many varieties and they seem to grow in unbelievable conditions. I decided to focus on learning about mushrooms this year and creating installations of ceramic mushrooms to place in various parts I visit.