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Pete Hawkes

The unique beauty of the travertine exterior of the Getty Museum is the result of complex geologic processes. Its intricate structure is derived from the rapid precipitation of calcium-carbonate from geothermally-heated hot springs. Calcification reveals the nanostructure of the walls of the Getty. An animated rendering of calcium-carbonate suggests a landscape as substantial as the quarries from which the travertine was cut. The animation was displayed as a small-scale projection on the exterior stone walls of the Getty.