Photo Diary #56 - Urban Glyphs


Taken: 24 July 2021


Canberra, Australia


Notes: In the early stages of crocodile cracking, depressions and fissures emerge as a wordless alphabet of naturally formed glyphs. Photographed in a busy carpark, these cracks can materialize as a consequence of traffic loading, environmental influence or poor adhesion between asphalt and aggregate, allowing the surface to dislodge. As a wordless manifestation of a glyph-like language, these cracks communicate in a collective effort that speaks to the nature, use and subsequent decay of a given environment.