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The Contact: Sierra Honeymoon (2015): I never thought of rocks in a particularly romantic way, but here two rock types (a darker one, presumably a gabbro, and a lighter, granitic rock) are held together by a few thin intrusions. The other side of this quilt is a sunset scene, with two figures silhouetted atop a ridge. Maybe one can take a metaphor too far, I don’t know. But to my unromantic mind, the two intrusions remind me that we geologists sometimes call magmatic bodies that cross two disparate regions of rock “stitching plutons,” making this a visual pun.

The Contact: Sierra Honeymoon (2015)

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