Phone books, plexi glass, lamp
Donated phone books, literal lists of community members and what they have to offer the community,
were assembled into a mandala, representing the connections between all living things. The akashic
record is the ethereal record of every event in history as it happens.
Phone Books to Mushrooms
Discarded phone books were pasteurized and used as a substrate to grow gourmet, medicinal and
glow in the dark mushrooms. The books were used as bricks to build living sculptures in community
gardens and music festivals that provided food for the communities they served.
Originally commissioned by the Ottawa Art Gallery, the project won several grants including the
Om Reunion Project Art Grant, The Ottawa Awesome Foundation Grant and The Mechatronic
Award for Innovative Excellence.