Fungi Pigments and Spalted Wood – Wed, May 25th

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Presented by the Cascade Mycological Society

  • When: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Where: Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, Oregon 97405

 Dr. Sara Robinson of OSU will talk about Wood Spalting.  Dr. Robinson has spent close to one-third of her life studying the interactions of different fungal species in wood. The process of wood spalting produces a stunning array of colors in wood by directing the specific interactions of living fungi. Her pioneering work “bridges the gap between artists, scientists, designers, architects, and engineers who utilize wood resources.”  Come hear and see what wood spalting is all about.

About the Speaker:

Despite having no desire to attend college in her youth, Sarah received her PHD in Wood Science from Michigan Technologic University in 2010 and joined Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Wood Science and Engineering in 2013.  Her love of woodworking set her on an early path to becoming a world renowned Bio Artist whose shows take her all over the world.   Sarah’s first book on the subject titled “Spalted Wood: The History, Science, and Art of a Unique Material”, will be published in June, 2016; and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

The talk is free and open to the public. There will be a mushroom identification session prior to the speaker. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community.

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