University of San Diego
May 16, 2019
Kristina Woodruff
May 16, 2019

Keith Skretch Forces of Nature

About The Artwork

  • Exhibitor

  • Keith Skretch
  • Year

  • 2019
  • Description

  • Time Travel is a video work by Keith Skretch that fuses elements of earth and water into a flowing mural of stone. Combining traditional stop motion animation with digital techniques, Skretch explores the concept of geologic time by peeling back centuries of nature's creation frame by frame. Through a unique and painstak­ing process the stone is shaved down by fractions of an inch at a time, carefully dried and then photographed after each pass. Stacked to­gether, these photos form a geological CAT scan of the stone's interior. The stone’s sedimentary layers and heat-fused compounds appear as pockets or waves, slowly evaporating as they hint at the natural process normally hidden from human per­ception.

  • Location

  • Terminal 2 East Gate 22, Upper Level (post-security)
  • Terminal 1, Gate 18 (post-security) 
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