Earth walls, Tui
Golden Bay, New Zealand, 2009-2014; I have been involved with numerous earth building projects at Tui Community in Golden Bay over the past 8 years from working on a round house to stone walls, earth walls and more recently co teaching the earth building component of the Permaculture Design Course, 2014. The pictures below are of an earth wall done in 2014 at the entrance to the community house. The border detailing to this feature niche is based on Celtic symbols, with the double spiral which often appears in my artwork in the centre. This was a light earth wall construction finished with natural earth plaster, the detailing also constructed from the natural earth plaster.