Infinity Undulation Meditation Tank
Illes Baleares

Infinity Undulation Meditation Tank [7' x 5.5']
A self motivated, elemental awareness creative outdoor workshop

4 days (8 half days) of weaving this pup, made from found bamboo / cane found on the beach, Balearic vine (Heura) and palm fronds (Palmera). The deck was washed ashore, half buried in the sand from the XXL storm we had a few months back.

This is not a cast away scenario - someone needing to build this for survival, that would actually be worth talking about.

Two re-occurring personal thoughts when working:
(a) Who needs Home Depot when there is a palm tree around?
(b) We can do so much with so little

A found materials exercise to build something at no cost (other than time) form our surroundings - a common meditative space aimed at developing strong, spiritual individual and social connections, creative think tank sessions, sketching, writing, breaking bread, ceremonial plant and root explorations of all kinds and so on - all done away from industry and commerce.

This is a prototype, a lot of learning has been done, just by doing, that’s the only way I seem to understand anything - by experience. I am a lousy reader for this - something else to work on.

What I learned:
(a) Creating a strong and balanced foundation led by bamboo was the right move
(b) Different density of the materials provided various forms of structure
(c) Gnarly, sprawling root based vines; great anchors
(d) Green bamboo; perfect for long structural weaves, great for the base re-enforcement
(e) Brittle / thin / dry bamboo / vine = my math teacher - snapped under pressure
(f) No rushing allowed, when I did, my materials broke easily, haste makes waste.
(g) Red, moist vines made great tie-ends
(h) The rain helped with the bamboo pressure joints - the water created sliding effect

At no point did I have a pre-conception of the final form before I began working, it naturally led me there. This re-assured me when starting any creative project, go off the spark, not the idea.

Rules De Zona:
(a) No shoes
(b) No electronic signal transmitting devices

The name ’Infinity Undulation’ came from the natural form the hut took, the long lengths of the initial bamboo structure started pointing up at the sky, led down to the earth then back up to the sky, the two places I trust the most. The materials and process showed me the way - it was a physical dialogue with nature that at no point was overlooked.