Dune Bowl

The layering of different minerals and sediments is a beautiful phenomenon to behold. Being near the coast, I am fortuitous enough that I’m greeted with this natural occurrence everyday. Whether it’s isolated rock masses on beaches, tall, towering cliff edges or soft, sandy dune grass mounds that have been cut into like cake by the wind. All very different in appearance some subtle and others more dramatic and imposing.

The Dune Bowl emerged from two types of clay, with pigments close to the sand and soil that I found at Gwithian Dunes. Crushed and layered together akin to how strata is formed. Pulled up high like a cliff then eroded away by my hands and tools to reveal the patterns and textures beneath. The creation of this piece to me is a reminder of how powerful and graceful a sculptor the natural elements are.