red pencil rubbing on paper
When a meteor makes contact with the earth, the ground liquifies, fractures and cools, creating particular imprints known as shattercones. These shapes in the rock are utilized by geologist to identify a meteor crater as impact from above, rather than internal activity (for example, a volcano).
The Vredefort Dome was identified with the proof of these formations.
In this work, a likeness of a shattercone was made (using torn strips of masking tape), and then rubbings were made of this likeness, continuously, to form a flattened landscape. This was iterated at many scales, from the intimate to the immersive.