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terra Cottage Cheese
terra Cottage Cheese
~470 ml
YPD medium

Sushmita Mukherjee
Indian, b. 1987

Sometimes art imitates life, but in the lab, sometimes art is life. This piece was was a collaboration between Sush and Mother Nature. Sush made and sterilized a bottle of YPD, a rich medium used for growing brewers yeast. While she was using this medium, Mother Nature added an inoculum of an unknown life form. The creature has grown to form a landscape that is at once foreign and familiar. The cycling photos evoke the dynamic nature of the growth.