Concrete Island

Working with students from the University of California at Santa Barbara’s historic College for Creative Studies a concrete slab on campus was transformed into a tiny Easter Island replica. The students began by dismantling boxes with their personal knives. Then they sprayed down the boxes with self adhesive and lined the cardboard with white plastic trash bags. Using more tape than their parents would ever approve of they cut and taped the cardboard into head shapes, resembling the famed Moai of Easter Island. They then taped their molds to the wall for support and mixed concrete in buckets and loaded their heads. After returning from the Thanksgiving weekend they opened their molds and located their sculptures on a vacant concrete pad in front of the main CCS building. Swing by if you are in the area and check out what $3.50 in art materials can make.