A demonstration of probiotic microbial cellulose was held by Jane Fox at the gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall in 2023.
There was great interest and engagement from colleagues at the Royal Society of Sculptors, fellow artists and members of the public in the living cellulose as a sustainable material for sculpture.
People were keen to handle and experience the qualities of the cellulose. Several sections of the cellulose were cut, examined and positioned on one of the sculptures by particpants.
Here you can see various sections of the fresh cellulose placed onto the sculpture by participants.
Participants were able to compare the fresh sheets of cellulose samples (at 2 weeks and 8 weeks age at fermentation) with the older cellulose on the sculptures – up to 15 months old.