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Old 03-09-2012, 12:21 PM
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I wanted to share my current project with you. I'm casting balls and skulls of concrete. I'm aiming for 1000kg, atleast. I plant some moss on the objects and hope it will grow. The first installation of this work is this may. I'm not too optimistic for having moss cover by then. But there is another installation over an year from now. I think they will be greener by then.
When completed the piece will cover about 20 squaremeters and looks like an icelandic landscape. Or just a waisteland.
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Interesting. Keep us posted on it!
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:17 AM
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Sounds like it'll be a cool project.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:03 PM
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375 kg and counting
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Re: concrete and moss

Powerful impact this has with what looks like a mound of human skulls, growing moss, each a special person that once was and now just on a pile. Sad (but my belief says each is remembered and will be resurrected). Where will you install this? Very heavy!
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:00 AM
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Re: concrete and moss

here are some pics from the second installation of the skulls.
http://mustone.blogspot.fi/2012/06/d...inen-2012.html
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Re: concrete and moss

That looks awesome! Do you know there is a technique for seeding moss onto concrete (using a blender & buttermilk) that works quite well?
I can find you the info if you would like.
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flameonglass: that's what I'm using. Now it has grown since we had very rainy summer. Now they are covered in snow.
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Re: concrete and moss

That's a lot of casting concrete! As a little side note, my friend worked on a farm on Maui and they were getting moss and lichen to grow on rock
work that they were doing, he told me that they used yogurt on the rocks to encourage the moss and lichen to grow. Are you using anything like that? ( edit - forgot to mention, they used a starting method similar to what you mentioned, but then painted the rocks with yogurt to speed up the process )

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an installation view from "ars auttoinen 2012"
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