Valencia, California, 1987
S c h e m a t i c m o d e l sbrick, mud, straw, copper glaze, sea water, fire
24 x 16 x 16’ / 740 x 500 x 500 cm
This earthwork was a process of working with the four elements of nature. The tower faced north for wind, south for earth, east for fire, and west for water. After construction, the interior of the tower was painted with copper glaze and sea water. Several months of planning and extensive physical labor resulted in an event that involved several hundred people at its final stage, the four-day firing process.