dark stones spell SOLD on greek beach in protest against coastal development

dark stones spell SOLD on greek beach in protest against coastal development

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The Krank Transforms Beach into Environmental Statement

 

The Krank presents SOLD, a land art piece that integrates the natural environment into a visual statement on Avlaki Beach in Paxos, Greece. As part of the 3rd Paxos Biennale, the artwork features the word SOLD formed from hundreds of carefully placed dark-colored stones, found scattered around the site. Positioned near a large construction site for a luxury villa, the piece evokes the stamp used by real estate companies to mark purchases and serves as an artistic protest. SOLD transforms the ruined natural landscape of the beach, making a powerful statement on the impact of over-exploitation and building development. The juxtaposition of the word against the backdrop of the construction site emphasizes the artist’s message about the intrusion of development on natural spaces.

dark stones spell SOLD on greek beach in protest against coastal development
all images courtesy of The Krank

 

 

‘SOLD’ INSTALLATION HIGHLIGHTS OVERDEVELOPMENT ISSUES

 

The carefully arranged stones testify to The Krank’s attention to detail and ability to use simple materials to convey a profound message. By placing SOLD on the beach, the Greek visual artist invites viewers to reflect on the value of nature and the urgency of protecting it from unchecked development. The contrast between the natural beauty of the beach and the intrusive construction site heightens the critical dialogue the artist seeks to provoke. This piece encourages contemplation on conservation, environmental justice, and the broader implications of sustainability.

Through SOLD, The Krank contributes to the ongoing conversation about environmental protection and the preservation of natural heritage. The artwork highlights the challenges posed by development but also underscores the need for thoughtful management of our natural resources.

dark stones spell SOLD on greek beach in protest against coastal development
SOLD is formed from hundreds of carefully placed dark-colored stones scattered around the site

dark stones spell SOLD on greek beach in protest against coastal development
positioned near a construction site for a villa, the piece evokes the stamp used by real estate companies

dark stones spell SOLD on greek beach in protest against coastal development
against the backdrop of the construction site, the juxtaposition of the word emphasizes the artist’s message

dark stones spell SOLD on greek beach in protest against coastal development
carefully arranged stones testify to The Krank’s attention to detail

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The Krank contributes to the ongoing conversation about environmental protection

 

project info:

 

name: SOLD
designer: The Krank | @the.krank
location: Paxos, Greece 
program: 3rd Paxos Biennale | @paxosbiennale

 

 

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edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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