The Ice Eggs Part 2
let's see what's Drifting By The Beach....
We set up Ice Eggs Part 2 on Emerald Islands, NC. This was a larger project than the first Ice Eggs with a total of 7 nests containing 25 eggs.
The nests were constructed by digging in the sand to form a platform and than a clump of seaweed was placed on top in the shape of a nest.
Next, several ice eggs, which we had been filling, coloring and freezing all week, were placed inside the nests.
Then, we sat back to see how people would react.
The majority of people took no interest in the nests at all. However, we created a smaller version a few days later that seemed to draw the curiosity of more people. The number one reaction was to reach down and touch the eggs. Most seemed surprised to learn that the eggs were made of ice.
Although people didn't seem at all interested, several of the gulls took a fancy to our nests.
The fact that we placed Doritos inside the nests might have helped.
Watching the birds interact with the nests (ok, with the Doritos inside the nests) gave this the feeling of being one of our most successful street... or uhm.. beach art projects yet!
About two hours later the eggs were completely melted and the tide took the seaweed drifting back out to sea.