Day 9: Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park

This was the first hike/walk with the SF Bay Area Geology hiking group. Lee did a great job explaining possible theories regarding the formation of this canyon. Enjoy!

By Kinan Faham

"the Silent Camera" was conceived in 2009 and was inspired by the music of Arvo Part especially his piece "Silentium". I perceive the modern world as oscillating between two extremes that are analogous to two of Arvo Part's pieces: "Perpetuum Mobile" represents the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the sea of people surrounding you, the noise in the streets, the deadlines, the challenges and the lessons to learn, the new technologies and risks facing our civilization, the musical pieces you learn [or fail to master],.. etc. "Silentium" represents the resolution of every musical note, every spoken word and every movement of your day. It is the moment that you are most likely to remember after the day's noise has settled and its turbulence has subsided. It is the moment that we all crave and the moment that will allow us to persist to the next day when the Perpetuum Mobile cycle starts again.


  1. Kinan,

    Thanks for posting these photos – great documentation of the incredible places we visited.

    Next visit to California, you should plan to visit Yosemite (but not in summer as it is way too crowded).

    I truly appreciate your going out of your way to drive me to and from my hotel.


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