In ceramic castings Bean sees future fossils

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

Sixteen black oblong castings are scattered across a large gray wall—fossil-like impressions show everyday objects—flowers + bug tracks, but also plastic hair combs, coffee lids, spoons. What future archaeologists might find.

—Bean on Essye Klempner’s A Future Sample from Local Gathering Series

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