Katie Shapiro

Katie Shapiro

Work from Malibu Sandbags.

““Public Access: extending 25 feet inland from daily high water line.” -California Coastal Commission

In Malibu Sandbags I am exploring the cohabitation of nature and man. The sea level is rising and shortening our beaches. Beachfront houses are no exception. In their attempt to battle the inevitable, the wealthy homeowners of Malibu’s Broad Beach have erected sandbags to act as a barricade for their homes, a last chance to save their property. The sandbags serve as both protection and privatization of the homes from the public eye. This project is looking at how we divide ourselves into social classes as well as the natural evolution of our environment.” – Katie Shapiro

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