Dune Overlooks and Drifts

"Dune Overlook & Drifts" is part of an environmental art sequence integrated into the Ventura Harbor Wetlands Ecological Reserve. This presentation board shows how the artwork improves habitat, connect people to the water in and around the site, and reveals the links between human building techniques and animal architecture. Perched on sand dunes, "Dune Overlook & Drifts" offers rare, simultaneous views of the dunes, ocean, and wetlands. A series of curving canopies of stainless steel tube and mesh shade the perimeter of the overlook. Arranged in an animated progression of heights and positions, these provide sequential snapshots of breaking waves. This artwork is part of “Cinematic Frames & Progressions”—an Art Vision Plan that recommends outdoor rooms, viewing platforms, pathways, and habitat enhancement for a 40-acre ecological reserve. Conceived as cinematic frames and progressions in the landscape, an environmental art sequence is focused on the integration of ecology, placemaking, and aesthetics.