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  Long Strand
22 x 76 x 4 cm
wood/metal on wood

May 2006

The white board was found on a magnificent stretch of beach on the south coast of Ireland, which is called Long Strand.

Von Kleist (who loves the sea) has arranged the components of the work as if they are hieroglyphs.

Remnants of a long-forgotten language that means different things to different people.

Von Kleist: “The letter M had already been carved into the wood. Maybe it was part of the name of a ship. The iron triangle suggests waves. To me, the diagonal strip of wood near the edge is how I sometimes see the sky. Like a sheer wall that blocks the horizon.”

Long Strand is a travel account of an exhilarating afternoon trip.

No people on the beach, just gulls and debris.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Photo by Suzana Zalokar   BACK