D.a.st. arteam

desert breath

“Desert Breath“ is a stunning land art installtion that took installation artist Danae Stratou, architect Stella Constantinidis and industrial designer Alexandra Stratou two years - from June 1995 until March 1997 - to finally implement near the Red Sea into the sands of the Sahara desert.

“Its construction consists of the displacement of 8.000 m3 of sand formed so as to create precise positive and negative conical volumes. The conical volumes form two interlocking spirals that move out from a common centre with a phase difference of 180 degrees in the same direction of rotation. The centre is a 30-metre diameter vessel formed in a W-shaped section and filled with water to its rim.“

All photos by D.A.ST. Arteam