METEOR IMPACT SITE II, VAASA, FINLAND

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DECRIPTION:

The “Meteor Impact Site II” is a close-up of the meteor impact site Söderfjärden outside of the city of Vaasa in Finland. The crater was created 520 million years ago when a metorite hit the surface of the Earth, making a crater over 6.5 kilometres wide and 300 meters deep. At the time of the impact, the impact site was situated 30° South of Equator. Movements of the tectonic plates has now moved the crater to a destination 63° North of Equator, now residing in the country of Finland.
The crater was slowly filled with sand and clay that by time became sandstone. It lay underneath the glaciers of severel ice ages and was filled by water until it was emptied and cultivated around 1920. The slim fields create a starlike pattern with various hues.

The mystical circle situated in the dense black Finnish forest is a unique landscape with a fascinating history created by nature and shaped by human hands.

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

“Geosperical Landscapes” is a landscape project by Wild Things where planet Earth is viewed through the eyes of a satellite. The images show the impact human kind has on the landscapes surrounding us as well as the impact landscapes have on us. The landscapes also serve as a time capsule of how the ever-changing landscape and human structures looked at this time in history.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

A5 : Paper: 300 gr offwhite. Title and short description at the back of the card. The landscape is packed in a cellofan sleeve.

A3 : Paper: 300 gr offwhite. Title and short description in front of the print, as seen at the photograph. The landscape is packed in a cellofan sleeve with a geological description included.

A1: Paper: 300 gr offwhite. Title and short description in front of the poster. The landscape is rolled in a cardboard tube with a geological description included.

Clear
Weight 10 g
Dimensions 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Size

A5 21x15cm, A3 42×30 cm, A1 84×60 cm