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fowl bank

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ISC-FowlBank-4vefur

Iceland Specimen Collection – Fowlbank IV  / Fuglaþúfur IV
2009. Photo. 60 x 90 cm

Fowl banks are tufts that are often formed on the highest points in the landscape, where birds often sit down to get a good view.
In the effort, when a bird takes off again, it shits a bit of shit. When birds have shat on the same spot for generation after generation, for centuries and millennia, a pile of guano, full of nutritious soil, slowly builds up and forms a grown mound.
Thus, nature forms sculptures in the landscape at the pace of eternity.