Night Magic: Aurora Borealis and Mushroom Forest, 2013
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA
RGB LEDs, Custom Programming, Handblown glass
The glass botanicals were installed in 5 different rooms, each installation area varying in scale. As pictured: 60’ long, 20’ wide, 36” tall. Glass houses are a protected world in contrast to the urban landscape found outside its walls, a place wherein unusual and protected species can thrive. In this alternate universe Psilocybin mushrooms are a celebrated part of our ecology.