Sandscape — Klit

Mixed media (sand , angle bar, triangular double glazing units)

2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 M

This work was made for the opening of a UNESCO heritage site in Denmark. The 36 triangular double glazing units have been drilled, and the cavity between the glass filled with sand.

The sand in each is different, collected from beaches along the Wadden Sea wetland area. I spent two weeks driving this coastline and using my van as a mobile recording and collecting centre.

The glass units were set in to a welded steel frame to represent an abstract sand dune. I used the collecting of sand as a means to explore and discover an area I did not know. This idea of making collections and exploring is a strong theme in my practice.