Earth Art and Architecture

Earth art or plaster accents are easy to incorporate into new cob or straw bale walls, but you don’t need to build a brand new house to enjoy them. Plus, if you install the accents yourself with local materials, earth art can be a very cost-effective way to add warmth and life to your home.

To make this cat, Denzer hammered pegs into an existing cob wall, wove a coarse web of baling twine between them and added “strawey” handfuls of mud around the form. Then he applied finish plaster for finer detail.
To make this cat, Denzer hammered pegs into an existing cob wall, wove a coarse web of baling twine between them and added “strawey” handfuls of mud around the form. Then he applied finish plaster for finer detail.
Photo by Kiko Denzer