Mapping the strata

I'm currently working on this series, all mixed media on canvas (mostly acrylic paint). This idea started as an awareness of rock formations as foundationsthe immensity of cliffs or mesas...their weight capturing intrusions of other kinds of minerals, objects, and, perhaps, evidence of creatures or their habitats. I began with small oil pastel sketches to see how many ways I could divide up a space, but still address that idea. The collection of some of those sketches is at the bottom of the page. 

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Mapping the strata I (PWG217) (sold)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas 
48 x 36 x 1.5
Mapping the strata II (PWG215)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5
Mapping the strata III (PWG218) (sold)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5
Mapping the strata IV (PWG219)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5
Mapping the strata VII (PWG349)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 24 x 1.5
Mapping the strata X (PWG353)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5
Mapping the strata V (PWG224) (sold)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 24 x 1.5
Mapping the strata VIII (PWG351)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 24 x 1.5
Mapping the strata XI (PWG354)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 24 x 1.5
Mapping the strata VI (PWG348)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5
Mapping the strata IX (PWG352)
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5
A series of Little Strata, all 8 x 8 x 1.6, acrylic on cradled panels
Some of the oil pastel sketches (all around 4 x 5 inches) that inspired this series:

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