2008 Personal Statement
25 pairs of shoes in polyester resin
approximately 4′ x 8′
accompanied by annotated stratigraphic section and enlarged thin sections
Geologists often create stratigraphic sections, in order to describe the rock history in an area. These sections sequentially show rock units and describe their contacts, erodibility, and depositional history. Additionally, thin sections of rock slices are examined under a microscope to show individual grain contacts. By treating thin sections with various chemicals, different properties of the rock are revealed.
I measure my own personal history in footwear. Shoes are specifically correlated to experience and significance. Merging my past as a geologist, with passion for shoes, I’ve designed a piece of my own stratigraphic section, and revealed my thin sections.