Zen of a Deadman's Foot

Year: 
2017
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Daniel DeMartini
Department: 
MCDB
Lab: 
Waite Lab

Description

The deadman's foot (Pisolithus arhizus) develops underground and breaks the surface as brownish-black contorted mushroom, resembling a poorly buried corpse. It degrades into a pile of spores that disperse into the world looking for their own happy place to germinate and carry on the life cycle.

CSEP CNSI Schuller Lab UCSB