Linda Taalman and Alan Koch
Sand Box, 2009
Twin-wall polycarbonate panels, colored sand
4’ x 4’ x4’
A playful translucent box invites visitors to fill the cellular wall structure with thousands of individual “lifts” of colored sand. The childhood craft activity of ‘sand art’ will program the four facades of the box, from the bottom up, almost like a scale model of a communal building. Each visitor has the opportunity to permanently color-stack tiny sections of the walls - as many as they like and in locations of their choosing. The box is like an architectural super block or ‘Big Box’ and the sand is the trace of human activity, acting as a hybrid programming device, bringing complexity to the otherwise blank surfaces.