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A Plate Made of Sand Sounds Like an Awful Dining Experience

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Given that sand finds its way into every nook and cranny of your person when you go for a swim, the prospect of dining on the beach is even less appealing. So what possessed artist Victor Castanera to create a series of plaster-based dinnerware cast from the natural contours of a sandy beach?

It's unfortunately one of those art-for-art's-sake deals, and the project is supposed to play off the ever changing surface of a beach while commenting on the mass produced commercialism that dominates our society. But if buying a set of plates at a department store means you can dine without that horrible crunching feeling when you bite down a grain of sand, who could find any reason to complain? Oh, that's right, an artist looking for publicity.

A Plate Made of Sand Sounds Like an Awful Dining Experience

[Victor Castanera via designboom]