Column I, is composed of alternating images taken of Cambrian
and Ordovician Era carbonate marine sediments from
the Panamint Mountains in Death Valley, California and contemporary
buildings (Holocene era) in the process of being deconstructed
or having undergone conflagration in northern California. The
images have been digitally stretched to form strata-like structures
that recompose the column into a sequence of non-conformities
and displacement in geologic time and distance.
examines an intermingling of Holocene and Paleozoic structures
over 300 million years and 500 miles (800 kilometers) apart.
The geographic displacement from Death Valley to Oakland is
on the scale of plate tectonics or large strike/slip or transform
fault systems such as the San Andreas Fault in western California.
The practice of architecture often brings together materials
from even greater distances and time frames for aesthetic,
design or structural reasons.