Site: Coldwater Canyon Park, Los Angeles, CA

Artists: Jeanine Centuori, Russell Rock

Assistants: STEP program participants, LA Free Clinic

Client: TreePeople

Formation is both a retaining wall and a demonstration. Demonstration elements named “Settling,” “Compression,” and “Molten” illustrate processes of the formation of rock within three typologies- sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous.  Original poems describe the forces at work in each of the six different rock samples with two samples for each typology. These sculptures and poems are located on the gabions that contain physical samples of the typologies.