"Mycelium" is a captivating sculpture by Alexey Krupinin, inspired by mushrooms and fungi. It symbolizes the interconnectedness of all living things. Constructed with wood, urethane, metal mesh, cement, and plaster, the sculpture incorporates mirrors as the face, prompting self-reflection and blurring the boundaries between art and observer. Alexey's creation fosters unity and responsibility, inviting viewers to contemplate their connection to the natural world.
By delving into the realm of mycelium, Alexey emphasizes the importance of recognizing the inherent interconnectedness of all living beings. The sculpture serves as a poignant reminder that despite our differences, we are all part of a vast web of life.
To bring "Mycelium" to life, Alexey meticulously crafts the sculpture carcass using wood as a foundation. Layer by layer, the artwork evolves with the addition of urethane, metal mesh, cement, and multiple layers of plaster. This complex construction process allows Alexey to achieve the desired form and texture, replicating the organic essence of mycelium.
The result is a visually stunning sculpture that not only captivates the eye but also sparks contemplation about our place in the natural world. "Mycelium" stands as a testament to Alexey's artistic vision and his ability to merge aesthetics with thought-provoking concepts, encouraging viewers to reflect on the interconnectedness and profound beauty that lies beneath the surface of our existence.
Mycelium, Functional sculpture
Material and Techniques
Gypsum, Metal, Wood, Urethane foam