Sand bags, soil, 2017
Sandbags are prevalently used in areas prone to flooding, such as rivers, lakes, and coastlines. They are not a solution to the problem of rising waters and shifts in weather patterns, but a human response to mitigating the issue. Most coastlines and lakes have natural dunes,elevated areas of sand with vegetation that protect inland areas by acting as a barrier to wind & water. The roots from vegetation help keep the dune intact and different plants have adapted to live in a variety of conditions: salt spray, sand splash, high winds, temperatures, and flooding. There are situations where humans can build dunes and it can be beneficial and other times where it is not effective. This piece is a human-made dune, the soil-filled sandbags will become beds for wind-blown seeds to settle in. Eventually the bags will become unnoticeable and what will be left is a human intervention on the landscape.