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Chalk tractor

Chalk tractor smA visit to the chalk quarry yesterday, in the blazing sunshine, which made it very difficult to see anything thanks to chalk’s high albedo. The quarry was a flash of white. A little relief inside the barn, where the ground chalk is stored, spilling to the edges like a carbonate tsunami. What was wonderful though was how the chalk felt so cold: the cool of water. Even today, touching the blocks I brought back into the studio, they feel cold and clammy. The block that has been drying out in the studio for the last few weeks is warm. So now it is time to start working on these new blocks, Woodford Engineering are laser cutting me a couple of hand tools with which to sculpt out the parabolas. Looking forward to seeing how it goes.

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