I have always been drawn to the abstract. Lines, curves, patterns, colors all seem to be communicating some kind of universal beauty who's true meaning is itself abstract. As humans we obey these universalities in our design of aesthetics. We experience association, meaning and connection through the carefully crafted shape of an object. It should be no surprise that we find these same things in nature and with the random and otherwise unconnected. The meaningless acquires meaning or at least, in our minds, conveys it.
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What was once the flat ocean floor has been transformed by our restless planet into complex twists and folds while standing now mostly vertical. According to a plaque posted in the area, each centimeter of strata represents 10,000 years of radiolarian fossil sediment. Research has indicated that this sediment was originally laid down near the equator 100 million to 200 million years ago and has since been transported here via plate tectonics. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California.