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A different sort of raft

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Sycamore Seed Ball Remains on Raft of Bubbles 2170A

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Géricault had his Raft of the Medusa, and I have my Raft of the Platanus. His was made of wood, mine of bubbles (but if you want wood, just let the sycamore seeds that you see here take root and grow for a decade or two). Géricault’s raft was in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, mine near the edge of a pond in northwest Austin. He painted his in 1818–19, I photographed mine on February 28, 2014.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 28, 2015 at 5:48 AM

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