Desert Breath
November 6, 2018 3:13 PM   Subscribe

 
Mesmerizing.

Also, inspiring, given the work involved.
posted by darkstar at 3:53 PM on November 6 [1 favorite]


The artist may be the girl from Pulp’s “Common People”
posted by chavenet at 3:57 PM on November 6 [2 favorites]


I'd love to see this in person.
posted by Dip Flash at 4:05 PM on November 6 [1 favorite]


Beautiful and awe inspiring
posted by greenhornet at 4:15 PM on November 6


27.22.49 North 33.37.55 East
posted by Jode at 4:27 PM on November 6


The antithesis of spiral crop circles and mazes.
posted by cenoxo at 4:43 PM on November 6


Neat.
It's BIG!!
The work, completed on March 7, 1997, covers an area of about 10 hectares (25 acres). It consists of 89 protruding cones of gradually increasing size set in a spiral and another 89 depressed (incised) cones set in spirals. The sand dug out from the depressed cones was used to create the protruding cones, resulting in the displacement of 8000 cubic meters (10500 cubic yards) of sand. At the center of the art piece used to be a body of water 30 meters (98 feet) in diameter which has since evaporated.

Completed pics and construction from the artist's website

Moar pics
posted by BlueHorse at 6:45 PM on November 6 [1 favorite]


I love land art like this so much.
posted by sleeping bear at 7:27 PM on November 6


I find this profoundly moving. What is it about perfect geomery amongst vast organic forms? And then the disintegration thereof. Beautiful. Thanks so much for posting.
posted by freya_lamb at 4:28 AM on November 7 [3 favorites]


I just posted this image to SoundCloud yesterday at the same time. Coincidence or desert magic?
posted by iamck at 1:36 PM on November 7 [1 favorite]


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