<3 …mi libro
Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem, cover by Paul Lehr, 1970
(by Boy de Haas)
“Miniature topographies inside 200-gallon fish tanks, based on traditional landscape paintings. Keever fills the tanks with water once he’s sculpted and placed the miniatures, and colored lights and pigments create dense, atmospheric environments. He views his works as an evolution of the landscape tradition and deliberately acknowledges the conceptual artifice.”
The Cave of Crystals near Chihuahua, Mexico.
Those giant crystals of gypsum (CaSO4) probably grew to their massive size really slowly in a bath of hot water and dissolved minerals. Now that the water has been pumped out by industrial miners, scientists are free to explore…with the help of some ice-cooled orange jumpsuits: The caves average a termperature of 118 F, and 90 % humidity.
OK, that’s it, I’m getting on a plane and going to Chihuahua. Who has a headlamp I can borrow?