Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Day 1 - Burning Life Camp

First Day in the desert, towards evening. Found the dry parched campsite and a mound of sand. Pulled the flatbed truck close by and took out the pick and the shovel and began digging. Uncovered some interesting rocks with fossils embedded. After several hours of digging, a pool of water bubbled up to the surface. It was here that I was inspired to create a piece called "The Cambrian Explosion"as part of the theme of this year's Burning Life. The Cambrian explosion was the seemingly rapid appearance of most major groups of complex animals around 530 million years ago, as evidenced by the fossil records. The exhibition begins October 17. I have plenty of time to learn what it is that I want to do with this experiment.

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