Beach Pea

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Jonesboro granite – 9′ tall, 3′ long, 1.5′ wide | Portland International Jetport, Portland Maine

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The Beach Pea sculpture is a still life of geological movement split and shaped from one eight ton-natural-faced slab of Jonesboro granite. The accompanying bench was split and peeled away from the form using hand-forged steel chisels and wedges. The remaining seed shaped form was then split into curves and internal blocks. The blocks were carved and polished down to mimic beach rocks. The process is similar to the natural forces but is controlled and formed much faster then geological time. The title comes from the wild Beach Pea, which grows by the seashore among the naturally rounded rocks shaped by time, wind and waves.

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