This is a piece of earth dug up out of the ground and formed into a square. On the inside of the cube there is a 2×4 structure that was filled with hay, earth, cement, and water. Four pieces of plywood served as a mold to hold the material until it hardened. Once it did the plywood was removed to reveal the square you see now.
The pictures don’t accurately represent the size of the hole. They make it look much smaller than the above ground cube. In reality it was the same size in diameter on the top and nearly as deep as the cube is tall.
This was a very labor intensive piece and I had a lot of help from Ben Ashworth who worked in the sculpture department at the time. He figured out how to make the mold as well as helping with a bunch of shoveling. Thanks Ben!