Lopdell House Gallery. Art on the Beach. 1996.
The thirty metre diameter sand spiral at Piha referenced the tiny, fragile, white spiral shells found on the west coast beaches. Unusual weather conditions allowed the work to remain for two weeks before it gradually washed away.
With the artists fee paid for the beach event, I bought a huge picnic and several spades and invited thirty friends to help and picnic. After dark we lit candles on the mounds and filmed the work as the tide came in.
Materials: West coast sand
Dimensions: Nominally diameter 30,000mm increasing to Height of 1000mm