With many walls of the Mushroom Cafe still blank, Morgan & Randal launched into a mural portraying the flow of mushroom tendrils, seamlessly crawling across the wall. Borrowing artistic elements from the earliest murals in the Cafe and the natural surroundings at CoSM, Morgan & Randal intended their contribution to resemble a shiny, bright, colorful wall of candy with such a rich juiciness, one could imagine picking mushrooms off the walls, a lusciousness candyland to stimulate hunger for cafe snacks. Art tendrils grow and connect, a metaphor for the vibrancy, creative power and interconnectivity mycelial world and for the community of visionary creators at CoSM and world-wide.
As an homage to Alex Grey, Randal created, on the left side of mural, an Over Soul Mushroom Man. Above the doorway, Randal referenced The Dancing Mushroom Man, also seen on the Cafe kitchen arch, painted by Alex, representing the first psychedelic mushrooms painted in the 10,000 year old Tassili cave paintings. Little hidden treasures appear with each visit to CoSM. The family of three mushrooms at the bottom left of the door, with eyes gazing to the skies, were painted in honor of Alex, Allyson & Zena.