The Art of Science: Building on Sand

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Masterplan, an installation by Chad Wright, is a subdivision of sandcastles based on typical American postwar houses, like the one he grew up in. By allowing his sand suburb to be washed away by the ocean, Wright comments on the death of the American dream, particularly the damage done by the real-estate bubble and bust. But the piece also brings to mind a consequence of climate change: rising oceans and eroding beaches that may force thousands, even millions, of coastal dwellers out of their homes in the years to come.

Photographs by Lynn Kloythanomsup (via ThisisColossal)

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