The Mushroom Death Suit

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In hopes of taking the green burial movement a step further by ensuring that the very toxins we carry within us are not poisoning the earth into which many of us will be laid to rest, artist Jae Rhim Lee has developed an inspiring solution: The Mushroom Death Suit. 

Lee has been training mushrooms to eat decomposing flesh that will also remediate the toxins commonly found in our bodies. “I realize this is not the kind of relationship that we usually aspire to have with our food,” Lee said. “We want to eat, not be eaten by, our food. But as I watch the mushrooms grow and digest my body, I imagine the Infinity Mushroom as a symbol of a new way of thinking about death and the relationship between my body and the environment. …”

To learn more visit, The Infinity Burial Project

 

Images Via The Infinity Burial Project 

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