At Play in Geologic Time

 

At Play in Geologic Time is a sculpture that was created for the Vandalia, Ohio “Chiseled” Public Art sculpture symposium. Within this context, Weir was competitively selected from around the US with four other artists to create their works from solid blocks of Indiana Limestone on site. At Play In Geologic Time is a sculptural variation of a photographic print of Weir’s and depicts the human brain in a ‘pixilated’ state. The opposite side of the sculpture presents a theatrical stage. As a cohesive work, the stage and brain carved from the 350 Ma (million year old) sedimentary limestone are meant to invoke the geologic time scale and an evolutionary context whereas human behavior and the brain are as living fossils, thus presenting a pre-determined performance in which we are simply at play.

Indiana Limestone.
72” h x 60” w x 30” d.
Vandalia, Ohio. 2010