Weiss Artworks

Digging for Water

Rising Waters Confab

20150514_121111Digging for Water

To discover the depth of the water table on the Rauschenberg Residency property, a hole was dug over two days. The brackish water appeared at around 48 inches in a beige layer of broken shells.   The following soil layers were uncovered and displayed on the plywood board.

  • Top soil with organic matter and tree roots from gumbo limbo tree and strangler fig,
  • A mixed layer of sand and organic matter
  • Pure fine beach sand
  • A mixed sand, shell and root layer most likely from a dead slash pine 5 feet from the dig
  • Broken and intact seashells with brown-yellow water

A concrete property line marker was dropped into the water. The backside of the dig mound was carved to expose the layers of each in reserve order.

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In reflecting Friday’s confab (May 14, 2015), I believe what is important to remember is that the high ground above current edge…

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