From Dan Piepenbring’s article for The Paris Review:

Earth: it’s a neat-looking place.

Agèd. Spherical. Cerulean-ish.

Problem is, there are more than seven billion people here, gumming up the planetary works with such “advances” as “buildings,” “indoor plumbing,” and “rust-proof tension-mounted shower caddies.” Earth is so crowded with human beings that many of them live and work within mere feet of one another. It is, on Earth Day, something of a buzzkill.

Praise be to Lori Nix’s dioramas, then, for showing us how much better the world will be when humanity—that most entrenched of fads—passes, leaving our edifices to crumble under the forces of nature.

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