Fungi persist in the face of accumulating human garbage

A photograph of two roughly shaped glazed ceramic discs that preserve the traces of plants and trash found in a park
Two of Essye Klempner’s fragile ceramic impressions of park finds

Humans appear to need plant materials and require more geological strata in which to dispose of their garbage. People in this planet appear to easily discard items and have little to no respect for their environment. In this post apocalyptic world, our cousins the fungi have persisted despite seemingly deteriorated conditions on this planet.

—Anonymous on Essye Klempner’s A Future Sampling from Local Bothering Series

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