Flashback to Fields Point

salinity mapping texture photo 2_concept_sketch 3_plan_detail 5_final master plan 100_0045 100_0035 4_mound system_signedFrom the bluff, the landscape was impressive….  The field was textured by the presence of mounds, as in a landfill….  And these tombs of culture marched on to the sea beyond, holding inside them the discarded carcasses of useless things….  The traces and scars of human culture over the face of the Earth…. the indelible signs of “progress,” of humanity marching on….  But these tombs were also digestion cells:  full of the life of bacteria, other microorganisms, and myriad invertebrates….  That a monument to dead culture is full of life is only fitting; for life is only sustained by death and death brings about life in plenty….


About José Juan Terrasa-Soler

JJ is a registered landscape architect, ecologist, and university professor living in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a practicing Buddhist and enjoys hiking, nature exploration, amateur astronomy, and fountain pens.
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