In Block #7 we also decided to experiment with giving the facing of the block some texture and character of its own. Instead of just a smooth cement surface with a hole or crevice in it, we sought to make a textured or varied surface and to see how that looked (and felt) to us. To accomplish this, we put down some small pieces of flat wood on the bottom of the cement form before putting the clay mound-with-rocks in it. We knew that the cement would fill-in in between the wood, making that place where the cement would "stick out" on the cement block. Like so many things on this project, we had to visually arrange things and at the same time think about how it would look "in reverse."