stone aggregate used in concrete bears an indelible mark of geologic
history. Each piece of concrete consists of a unique collection of stones
that can be traced back to a specific location in the natural landscape
where they were once deposited by glaciers during the last ice age. The aggregate acts as a fingerprint by which the geologic
birthplace of a concrete structure can be located. Glaciers moved massive amounts of stone vast distances. In the same way, human civilization has continued this journey of the stone by further transporting it to our urban environments to construct our built environment.
These 1m x 1m solid concrete cubes are
intended to mimic the natural boulders deposited by glaciers during
the last ice age and highlight the power and impact human civilization has on the natural environment.
Artform: Land Art Materials: Concrete / Earth / Forest