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A Splatter of Squares on the Sand

Environmental art consisting of cake flour arranged in square shapes on the sand along the shores of Point Reyes, Calif.

(Image credit: Gloria Lamson | glorialamson.com | glorialamson.blogspot.com)


Wanting to engage the tideline and the hill along the shores of Point Reyes, Calif., artist Gloria Lamson used cake flour to create the stunning piece "Sandbar to Hill / Flour Marks" in 1998. She used a wooden board as a stencil and printmaking plate, while the fine, powdery white flour made up the marking material. A slight breeze added the feathery accent.