We 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.

 

[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.

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