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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sand on a Beach, Cement in a Museum

Posted by on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 11:13 AM

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  • JG

This is Allen Moe's Sedge Drift at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner. Moe makes natural forms out of manufacturing materials. This one's cement. It's a portrait of the curves the water makes in sand on the beach. It's a sculpture that hangs on the wall. It looks more iridescent in person.

Here's a picture I took of sand on a Seattle beach the other day.

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And just to make it a whole day of beach art here on Slog (I'm actually out of the office, so I scheduled these in advance in honor of a day off), here's the intersection of designs produced by erosion and designs produced by fingers.

Hi, Lauren!
  • JG
  • Hi, Lauren!

 

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I thought the first one was underpants *embarassed*
Posted by Hanoumatoi on February 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM · Report this
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Hey! Allen is a friend of mine and is phenomenally talented, and this single image plus borderline flippant-write-off paragraph aren't giving him a fraction of the attention he deserves! His work has always been about intimate connection with place and nature, and the new castings are gorgeous!
Posted by DanaB on February 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM · Report this
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Hi, Jen!

I carved that years ago, and just walked by it a week ago and re-discovered it. Strange to see it again on Slog. It feels lucky. I'm gonna buy a lotto ticket.

@1, never be embarrassed for thinking about underpants.
Posted by laurn http://laurenelizabethcolton.com on February 4, 2014 at 2:19 PM · Report this

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