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Sketches from Zion

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While traveling through Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, I was struck by the completely different geological environments compared to what I was used to here in the Pacific Northwest. At home, I examine life by calculating the age of trees, the density of topsoil, and water. In the desert, time is to be calculated on a much larger scale: trees are in the hundreds of years old while stone and it's sand, is in the thousands-to-millions. It was shock enough to be surrounded by a landscape of red instead of green, and then to consider the expanded calendar of Earth- it was astounding. 

In these sketches, I look to the physical structures of stone, it's formation, its 'strata of reveal', how it succumbs to erosion, and my own relationship with time.

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