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Maris Benson

Untitled Sculpture

"Triple Junction"
Mixed Media
On loan from Margaret Lang and Steve Railsback

Gabe Adams is a graduate of Humboldt State University.

"Inspired by a course in California Geology and Professor Bud Burke, this piece was a learning tool for me. To begin, every feature is nearly to scale. Three separate plywood panels have been cut and angled on a the base board according to accurate stress fractures ripped by the San Andreas Fault. The image illustrates the geologic theory of Plate Tectonics, with geographic precision, and serves as a visual understanding of complex scientific information. A profile of the North West Coast of California from Monterey Bay to the northern border splits the piece down the center. Each color variation represents various geologic features such as rock, soil, terrain, land and oceanic elevations, existing as a product of fault stress. Each strip of color is a stack of either 2, 3, or 4 cardboard cut outs that precisely describes topographical relief translated from USGS Topo Maps." ~ Gabriel Adams

o read more about Gabe, he was featured on the front cover of the
Times-Standard, April 11, 2005

This Painting can be found on the First Floor of the HSU Library

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