25 June 2008

Where the water meets the wall

I cast in plaster at the base of the dune where the water meets the wall. Two of my casts stood up sculpturally, looking like fossils or scholar rocks.
This was a nice surprise and different from the other plaster sand casts. It was interesting to find places where the flow could be captured in a fluid medium, to learn how to make the dams for lakes of plaster.


Below the plaster is setting at the base of the dune. I came back days later and lifted the casting. It was hard to find after more clay and sand had fallen, covering it up.

24 June 2008

Sand Falls

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Often the sand, as in an hourglass, falls from the dunes into parabolas and cones. Sometimes the falls are of stones. I can feel it. The wind, the sand, the sound of the sea.

Erosion Room


This image is made from a series of scans of a plaster cast of sculpted sand then morphed into this plaster like image and virtual space using photoshop.

It could be:
-projected on a wall
-printed on paper, scrim, wallpaper
-sculpted, flocked, braille-like, laser cut
-painted
-interactive
-responsive to data
-affected by wind, breath, water, heat, sand, touch
-something I haven't thought of yet

It might be:
-a 22 foot long wall
-made available on SecondLife or other alternate virtual world
-large format print series
-part of a book, physical or virtual
-derived from a graph of actual erosion patterns or measurement
-light sculpture
-set to music

I want to make animation to see what the changing states and iterations evoke.

The day I made this was a day of casting my own erosions experimenting with the plaster before trying it at the bottom of the dunes. Its a big climb with stuff. And a close look at the sand.