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The Dystopian - Preserved Moss terrarium, Botanical Art by TerraLiving

"The Dystopian" on its gallery display pedestal.

This is one of TerraLiving's most iconic designs, featuring organic structure overlayed by multiple moss species on the surface of sculpted cork bark, creating multiple see-through layers depicting a post-apocalyptic, dystopian building.

Story from the designer's mind:

Post-Apocalypse: Day 3,571

In 79 days, it’ll be humanity’s third anniversary of extinction.

Ever since they were gone, anything but them has thrived.

My green brethren have taken over every human-made structure.

From the sewers to the summit of electricity transmission towers.

And I took root within and around a 30-story-tall skyscraper.

My name is "Dystopian".

I had to admit that humanity’s extinction was a gift from my creator.

When they were still roaming, I had to witness my green brethren getting chopped away with chainsaws.

They were screaming at the top of their trunks, but humans can’t understand us.

We were in pain…

My brethren were disappearing one by one...

Then, all of a sudden, the forests were silent. Not a single trace of humans.

I waited and see.

7 days in, still no signs of humans.

6 months in, still no signs of humans.

That was odd.

I had no idea what happened, but my green brethren were rejoicing. My animal buddies were celebrating.

I guess... the humans are gone, for real.

What do you think happened to them?

Anyhow, I’m going to continue surviving and living in this world without humankind.

Perhaps, that’s for the best.

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Pathum Wijesinghe
Pathum Wijesinghe
25 juil. 2022

Every day we strive to create artistic creations. Indeed, this can be seen as an art that we can relate to and is full of natural beauty.

I think that by developing this skill and directing young children to it, we can create better relationships between humans and the environment. It can be the main theme that provides a perspective to make this world safe. I appreciate it! I am a person who is doing special research on this.

Pathum Wijesinghe

B.arch (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.)

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