These elegant ‘sand trees’ are unique to the low tide conditions of Doran Beach
As Ene and I begin to fabricate our relief sculptures for a system of watershed markers we’ve been commissioned to design for the City of Oakland, we’ve been returning to our local beach at low tide for research and inspiration. The way the sand behaves at a certain angle of incline, at very low tides, makes a lovely tree structure that micro-cosmically mimics the contours of drainage patterns constituting the local watershed.
mussels cluster on rocks alongside barnacles, starfish and anemone
The Beach Fleas (Orchestoidea) are everywhere along Doran