Monday, October 10, 2011

Geology in SLC Pop Culture

I have noticed that around both the campus of the University of Utah and Salt Lake City in general that there are a lot of instances where geology pervades into the pop-culture/art displayed in various places. Here are some instances where book sculptures that are geology "related" are located at the Trax station located outside the SLC Library.

Granted some of the books are pretty loosely related to geology, but I thought it was still fun.

The Big Rock Candy Mountain (This is actually a book?)

The bible of the evolutionary biologist The Origin of Species.

Under the Volcano (I bet it's hot)

Here is a view of the entire sculpture. 


  1. Angle has a lot to do with the exposure levels in that photo. Generally if possible, you want the primary light source to be behind you, whereas in that shot the sun is almost directly in front of you.

  2. Thanks for the advice. I would have fixed if I had noticed when I took the photo. Next time I'm in the area I'll take a better one.


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