“QUARRIES” consists of 3 slabs of blue limestone (bluestone) with hand-carved text. The bluestone was quarried in Ulster County, NY, and the carved text lists the working Ulster County bluestone quarries in 1901 at the peak of the industry. Living in Ulster County I have a deep interest in the history of the inhabitants and how they related to their environments. Stone was a huge industry and the evidence of human activity is imprinted in the landscape. “QUARRIES” connects me to human lives and to process, working with materials with a story to tell, and using hand tools and traditional techniques.