In “Algeria After a Decade of Freedom,” - the ‘headliner’ in this delicious relic of a NatGeo -Thomas Abercrombie calls the Algerian desert a “fickle sculptor” as “the wind each day reshapes Sahara dunes.”
Where sculpture is concerned, the word ‘fickle’ rarely comes to mind. In fact the medium is often synonymous with permanence (ever staged a staring contest with any given bronze statue? Well, dont! It’s a stupid idea.) Anyway, Abercrombie’s got me thinking about art and nature, and it turns out there are plenty of artists concerned with transformation, with never showing same work twice. So here are a few examples of completely finished work that still moves and shifts like the Sahara on a blustery day:
(Photos by Grace Bowen)
Make that thirtyfold.
by HELEN ISAAC