Earth Extracted

By: Gustav Hoiland

Feb 22 2013

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:24mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Unlike the calcium that seems to simply exist within us, bones grown from way back now into their current supporting role, the steel here was exhumed. Taken from, liberated, removed from its resting place by humans and their apparatuses. Transported, melted, blended, formed, delivered and craned into place.

Engineered on a computer screen before being made real. Permanent. Permanent for perhaps two hundred years? Most of Boston seems to be over the hundred year mark and isn’t decomposing into Earth anytime soon. Though a reasonable earthquake (why not capitalized – Earthquake?) would certainly doom most of the county’s masonry.

Whatever the case, the way-wealthy will tread upon these floors once finished. Where they come from I know not. They seem to simply appear. Or rather not appear at all. Invisible buyers of ten-million-dollar-plus spaces, descending perhaps for a summer weekend. I know not. I know only that a part of my paycheck comes from their accounts.

First block.

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