A soil profile in science research is a vertical section of the subsurface that depicts the multiple layers or horizons of that location. A deep hole is dug to allow researchers to see the composition below the
Soil profiles can be appreciated on an aesthetic level too. When they are exposed they can be breathtakingly beautiful. Being inside a soil profile ravine affects people differently; it can be calming, energizing and sometimes transformative. Some people have attributed this to being six feet underground (or at burial depth) and others speak to being immersed in a biochemical field of microbial activity.
With Site Profile Flag, I am expanding the notion of a soil profile and visually representing the layers both above and below ground. I am transferring the physical, biological and chemical properties of the layers (e.g. plant, rock, soil, human) onto fabric through dye-making. The resulting flag marks the site and is a symbol