Mold-covered model buildings imagine a ghostly end of the world

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The apocalypse is moldy in these manufactured model ruins by artist Daniele Del Nero. They imagine a future where humans are long gone, leaving behind only the ghosts of our houses and cities.

Del Nero builds these models from black paper, douses them in flour, and encourages layers of mold to grow over the miniature buildings. The effect is quite creepy, a rather funereal view of the post-human world. Says Del Nero:

My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate.

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Del Nero's series is titled After Effects, and it's fortunately a photo series rather than a sculpture series. That mold looks hungry enough to eat a few galleries and turn them into larger versions of Del Nero's models.

After Effects [Daniele Del Nero via Neatorama]

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Jean Rhys Lives

I can't help but be squicked out by that much mold. But the effect is stunning!