Most canyons were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau or table-land level. The cliffs form because harder rock strata that are resistant to erosion and weathering remain exposed on the valley walls. Rainwater runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic 'flowing' shapes in the rock.
The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in the Hopi language) a holy site.
Canyon table is designed by imitating the canyon shape and curves. The transparent material mimics the reflection of water trapped inside the curves. The purpose was to use a single surface that turns on itself and is self-supporting. Lines follow the trend of the surface as happens in the canyons and they hold the transparent part. These elements are supposed to be created with the 3D printer technology that prints the steel.