Baron Studio takes basic environmental principles and integrates them with art and design. This approach treats all projects with the ecology and culture of place and space that respects the end user and all sustainable practices to ensure long term success.


September 2 – September 23, 2023

Informal Discussion, Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 1pm MDT
Closing Reception Saturday, September 23, 2023, 3 – 5pm MDT
Organized by Eco Art Space

FOMA Gallery
333 Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM
11am-5pm MDT, Tuesday-Saturday

Juried by: Dominque Mazeaud

Mushroom Illuminations is currently on display for SOME KIND OF NATURE at
FOMA Gallery in Santa Fe, NM from September 2 – September 23, 2023.

Mushroom Illuminations

Mushroom Illuminations celebrates the intelligent relationship of trees & fungi….a very active network of communication. The mixed-media floor & wall installation explores the mysterious & magical world of fungi & their symbiotic bonding to trees. Fallen timbers, tree roots, bark & soil provide the perfect environment for mushrooms to grow. In return, fungi provide nutrients to the trees. Ceramic vessels are informed by the shapes and textures of mushrooms. Salvaged tree branches & bark, mulch, flashlights & sound recordings of mushrooms in nature activate the installation. View complete installation details here..

listen to Amanita: Mushroom Music by Tarun Nayar | Modern Biology
listen on Spotify and YouTube
Tarun taps into nature, specifically mushrooms in the forests, to compose with their frequencies and sounds

About the Studio

Our studio is well known for innovative design and fabrication solutions to tile and mosaic works, site specific installations, art in public and private development, edible landscape design/consultation, hospital healing spaces, school campus aesthetics, community center design challenges & neighborhood enhancement projects.

A water harvesting cistern is a sculptural element in the landscape. Reclaimed onyx tile is a light transmitter for a steel gate.

The studio addition provides a space to create artwork and host workshops and tours. Outside, garden beds flourish with edible fruits and vegetables that are served from handmade ceramic bowls and platters. Chickens are busy laying eggs. “Food in the Alley Initiative” is an ongoing studio project that individuals can participate, contribute, and partake in its abundance. The chalk wall invites creative expression.

Visit the Studio

If you would like to experience this one-of-a-kind home and studio, please contact Joan for an appointment. | 602-616-0223

Building Relationships


there is a world just under our feet
where radical acceptance lives
a magical alchemy
trees, fallen lumber, fungi, earth, moisture…
deep intelligence
intimate compassion
nourishing…then illuminating
then sustaining,
each other’s existence