photos text Jenna Dern The construction crew
[photos & text: Jenna Dern]The construction crew begins mixing concrete.A stiff concrete mix is shoveled into the carved silt to form the bottom layer. The 5 inch thick base is compacted and rebar is added.Construction volunteer Elfriede molds and packs the concrete, paying special attention to the planter’s carving.More to come on 6/29/2012. June 27, 2012We continue our report from June 25. 2012 about construction of a silt-cast planter.David Tollas carves the negative image design into the compacted silt.