A Plate Made of Sand Sounds Like an Awful Dining Experience

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Given that sand finds its way into every nook and cranny of your person when you go for a swim, the prospect of dining on the beach is even less appealing. So what possessed artist Victor Castanera to create a series of plaster-based dinnerware cast from the natural contours of a sandy beach?

It's unfortunately one of those art-for-art's-sake deals, and the project is supposed to play off the ever changing surface of a beach while commenting on the mass produced commercialism that dominates our society. But if buying a set of plates at a department store means you can dine without that horrible crunching feeling when you bite down a grain of sand, who could find any reason to complain? Oh, that's right, an artist looking for publicity.

Illustration for article titled A Plate Made of Sand Sounds Like an Awful Dining Experience
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[Victor Castanera via designboom]

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DarthRoeder
DarthRoeder

"...the project is supposed to play off the ever changing surface of a beach while commenting on the mass produced commercialism that dominates our society."

That phrase alone made me want to take one of his sand plates and break it against someone's face... but maybe I just need a nap.