‘Dust’ or ‘poussières’ was a personal project I embarked on in 2009. The aim was to express something of the force of the tide breaking on the shore. A wave is the momentum of a moving body; an accumulation of movement ultimately rolling over the top.
The poetic memory of a wave could be a clay structure washed ashore. I wanted it to be of a size we could relate to: not only the size of a big shell, but something that could involve our human existence in a more or less peaceful way. The result was an accumulation of clay bricks built as a one-off entity in which I could track the momentum of a wave.