Hauling 50-pound salt blocks into local streams and tidal zones, I watch as time and flow animate each stone, bringing to the surface histories and rituals. Gravity and chemistry make the work, while I accompany and observe the process.

After a fixed amount of time, the interaction—the performance—ends, and I remove the salt, which has become a remnant of its former self and a new relic for contemplation. The sculptures vary in size, from thumbnail to toaster.