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Mississippi river morphology

concrete casting derived from historical vectors

Materials and dimensions:


48” x 20”, 2019


Concrete panel fabricated using a robotic process of sand drawing. Lines and forms are from historical locations of the Mississippi River as it has meandered through time (see project in "digital works" for more explanation on the digital creation). These vector lines representing river geomorphology were robotically drawn in the sand, with each line overlapping with the previous in a historically and spatially accurate manner.  The sand is then sprayed with silicate in order to create a hard top crust or mold. Finally, a concrete cast was created and pulled off of the mold.

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