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Corrosion Zones

Corrosion Zones

2009 – 2015

The marine environment, with its omnipresent salt and moisture, is powerfully corrosive. But corrosion depends on context, and local microenvironments can produce a range of effects. These chain links rust very differently depending on how deeply they are suspended in the Bay. Their copper patinas vary from brown to orange and red to green; in the most corrosive zones, the heavy links actually swell and crack apart.

 

 


This exhibit is part of the collection: Fort Mason