William Lamson

    Exhibition: Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space

    Sub Terra, 2019

    Concrete, earth, metal scaffolding, aluminum, water

    12 × 10 × 30 feet

    Sub Terra, a multiple platform installation performs the long percolation of geologic time through a series of water catchments, filters, and both accreted and eroded matter. Cast concrete elements resembling stalagmites, lunar surfaces and fossils act as imprints of aggregated and instantaneous time. Conceived as a slow fountain, the piece cycles not only water but particulate minerals into the earth. Set on a stepped scaffolding suggestive of stone quarry cut patterns, Sub Terra poetically diagrams planetary time. Lamson spoke about their work for our Exhibition Audio Guide. Listen by clicking below or by calling 646-217-4440 ext. 5# [audio mp3="https://socratessculpturepark.org/wp-content/uploads/artwork/sub-terra/WilliamLamson.mp3"][/audio]   Artwork images by Scott Lynch.
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