Artist Andrea Myers derives inspiration from exploring space between two- and three-dimensionality, and focuses on creating layered sculptures from flat materials. Her forms reference the organic behavior of nature, such as plate tectonics.
Plate tectonics reference large plates within the earth that are layered and are in continuous lateral movement. The earth has 1o different plates (as well as minor plates) that move in relation to one another in certain plate boundaries: convergent (two plates push against one another), divergent (two plates move away from each other), and transform (two plates slide past one another). At times, plates will lock together. When forced to break apart, they can cause natural disasters, such as earthquakes.
Many natural wonders of the world have been created by geological activity and earth’s natural disasters.
Ring of Fire
Plate tectonics for kids
Ohio earthquake stats
Other natural wonders:
The Grand Canyon
The Great Barrier Reef