Compacting Sand

1. A lumber formwork is built and then repeatedly filled with 6" layers of wet sand which are each compacted with a construction compactor.

2. The process of layering sand and water and compacting each layer is repeated until the form is completely full.

3. A new form is placed on top of the full form and the packing process is repeated. Forms can be built into any shape we choose and can include many levels of formwork.

4. The forms are removed revealing blocks of densely compacted sand and sculpting commences.

Formwork on a large project

Over time wind and rain will slowly erode the sculpture. Severity of the weather and the type of sand used determine the life span of the sculpture. In harsh weather we may chose to apply a water repellant or cover the sculpture with a tent.



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