Location: Hampton Beach, NH
Dates: June 18-20, 2003
Particulars: With this little tableaux I wanted to accomplish many things - perhaps _too many (sigh)
At right you can see one of the problems - I used a wooden form for the base and when I released it on the third day, big chunks fell and massive cracks opened. Thanks to the help of some of my competitors who helped me shovel up some support, the girl/sign portion merely listed left instead of falling down altogether...
Other things I tried to do - give the illusion of having moved much more sand than I did by joining cylandrical forms to one another with hand-stacked walls (Not perhaps the best sand to try this with); smash some stereotypes (beautiful women can be smart, too!); and finally, find a graceful way to show what a character is thinking -- in 3-D.
Not sure I succeeded at any of it - everyone kept referring to the woman as "the teacher," not as the physicist I was trying to portray. I guess some stereotypes are unsmashable.