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.