In the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea stands Desert Breath, a splendid land-art project consisting of flawlessly designed cones and a gleaming pool of water. Nestled between the hills on the Egyptian desert floor, this site’s precise installation was the work of D.A.ST. Arteam, is made up of installation artist, Danae Stratou & industrial designer and architect Alexandra Stratou, and other architects Stella Constantinides.
It is well located between the sea and a body of mountains at the point where the immensity of the sea meets the immensity of the desert, the work functions on two diverse levels in terms of standpoint: from above as a visual image, and from the ground, walking the spiral pathway, a physical experience.
Though it’s been 17 years since the project’s completion, Desert Breath quiet remains. Just like the conical sands that form when you turn over an hourglass, it is too illustrates the passage of time, as wind and other elements reinstate it to the surrounding landscape.