MEMORY OF A LANDSCAPE — Hoodoos, composed of sand and clay, date back from the Cretaceous period and can be found in the Badlands of Alberta, Canada. A solid, strong capstone sits on top to protect the softer, underlying base creating their unique mushroom-like shape. Hoodoos are eroding at a rate as rapid as one centimeter per year - quicker than virtually any other geological structure. — As a child I visited these strange formations, forever building a memory of their mystical and colossal beings. I began exploring this memory by recreating the forms and combining them into an archaeological collection, creating a map and descriptive information specific to each forms’ amount of erosion.

The amount an average sized Hoodoo erodes in a 24 hour period is 1.2 grams. By putting this exact amount of sand into a watch, the concept of time takes on a new meaning. It is a constant reminder of the ever growing disappearance of these ancient and rare formations.

Moving away from the individual, the memory finds a place in public space, creating a surface for a square within a city. The material itself is slowly eroding with the effect of wind. As with the real Hoodoos, over time this place will change, move and begin to disappear.