Monday, February 25, 2013

Rock Art


At work right now I'm adding captions for these geological formations. I just sat there and STARED at some of them, they were so gorgeous and, yes, profound.
The first is a cross-cut of limestone. (Looks like something from Klimt!)
The 2nd and 3rd are the same cross-cut of "volcanic rock fragments in Tuscaloosa sandstone surrounded by iron-rich calcite cement," shot with plane-polarized light and crossed-polarized light. (I kept seeing these as the front and back of an album cover.)
The last is a "volcanic rock fragment in Tuscaloosa sandstone." (This one I'd like a 6' x 4' print of on my wall, so I could just lie and immerse myself in it. The universe in .25mm.)

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