[ YOU CANNOT PUT ROCKS IN YOUR POCKET(S), 2014 ]

162 3D SCANNED AND REPLICATED ARCTIC ROCKS, PLA PLASTIC, BIRCH 

While sailing on a barquentine ship to various locations within the Arctic Circle off the coast of Svalbard, my research group was informed that taking rocks or any type of physical object from the landscape was a violation of cultural heritage laws. In an effort to record various locations in which the barquentine ship landed and unable to take geological samples from these locations, I created a series of 3D scanned and replicated rocks to document each landing location. This is the initial phase of this project. The end goal is to replicate enough rocks to be cast in aluminum to create a ghosted arctic shoreline at a much larger scale. 

Documentation Photos taken by Melissa Tran
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