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Ferruccio Sardella, Deep Time, 2011

Pieces of sculptural material hang from the Brick Works ceiling
Top image caption: Ferruccio Sardella, Deep Time, 2011, Evergreen Brick Works.

This installation by Ferruccio Sardella is a poetic interpretation of the geologically significant north slope. The artwork interprets two glacial periods with an interglacial period between. The panels within the doorways represent a snapshot of this interglacial period approximately 120,000 years ago—a time when this place was home to giant prehistoric beavers, bison, deer and catfish—entire ecosystems thriving in a carolinian temperate that was 2 degrees warmer than today.