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The town of Kennecott, famous for rich copper mines, was named for its proximity to the glacier. It is too quiet to comprehend that millions of gallons of water are moving under me.
And somehow both because, well, it has at once some self-defeating dualism, magic, and wild resilience. Glaciers continue to chisel the mountains around me, just as miners bore into their flanks and harvest their materials. There is no angle of repose.
The glacial sublime is a terrific composite of time, scale, temperature, and latitude. Because I am an artist , I ponder what I am carrying within myself and what evidence my life will leave.
My ears are waiting and listening. Glacial erratics Definition: The great metabolism. Will the things we make hold our essence as the maker, the origination point?
Evelyn Mervine says: December 21, 2014 at 3: I wonder whether the depth of this boulder beneath the surrounding leaf litter and top soil could be used to relatively accurately date how long it has been here. Erratic - large, isolated boulders deposited by glaciers.
Is there a rock face nearby from which it may have fallen? Launch in external player. Remember, study 10-30 minutes nightly!The Last Glacier (Part 1)
In 1984, Sherrie Rabinowitz declared that artists need to create at the same scale that society has the capacity to destroy. The dark material shown above is medial moraine.
Evelyn is a geologist, writer, traveler, and aspiring polyglot.