In 2009 the television series New Artland commissioned Reuben Paterson to produce a temporary work which he made on Bethells Beach on Auckland’s West Coast. After careful planning, the work’s undulating grid was dug into glistening black sand within one 12-hour tidal cycle, before it was enveloped in the advancing froth of the ocean to disappear in the night. As sand turned to sea, and day turned to night, it briefly glimmered under the light of a nearly-full moon, whose lunar pull causes this ebb and flow between land and ocean. Andrew Clifford.
Credit: Commissioned by TVNZ and New Artland: Series 2, episode 12. Presenter: Chris Knox, Production: F.A.T. Productions Ltd.