Mexico. Tilancingo. Profile South section. February 1985.
Paul Schmidt and his team start to trace the first squares on the chosen terrain in the Morelos region. At the camp, on his makeshift table under a blue awning (probably displaced from some street market in the city) he begins to imagine what the arid and austere surface covered with rocks and sand is hiding. To trace the possibility that remains beneath the landscape.
… The strata accumulated slowly, while life was passing at another speed on its surface, time was sculpting with clay, coffee-coloured grainy clay, sand, ash, caliche-yellow sandy earth or coffee-brown earth with lutite.
“This accumulation of humidity, mud or lichens speaks to us of stories, lives and times that were congealed beneath a landscape, now intuited, and that will never stop growing, that will remain in eternal construction …”
This work smells of life.