Roxie Paine ‘s installations are fascinating to me. I had the chance to see Psilocybe Cubensis Field (see first 3 pictures below) in person a few years ago. It was part of an exhibit at the MOCA here in LA.
Roxie Paine was born in 1966 in New York. Since 1989, his work has been internationally exhibited and is included in collections such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, LAMOCA, the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
The artist describes his work as a trajectory of five oscillating wavelengths: Art Making Machines, Replicants, Fungal Fields, Specimen Cases and Dendroids.
All images © Roxie Paine ↓
Psilocybe Cubensis Field. Materials: Thermoset polymer, lacquer, oil, and steel ↓
Crop. Materials: PETG, thermoset, polymer ↓
Oscillation 2 ↓
Dry Rot. Materials: thermoset, polymer, epoxy, mahogany, plywood and plexiglass ↓