Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rows of Stones.


Straight bands of parallel bedrock emerge from the sand and disappear under the ocean bed at Bowling Ball Beach near Mendocino California.


It doesn't take an Andy Goldsworthy to see the artistic potential of these unusual outcroppings. The lines  are calling out to be continued/added to, and then photographed.
However briefly these newcomer stones stay in these elongated configurations doesn't really matter. It is merely a gesture drawing us closer to some other function of existence. A reference has been made to something almost inexplicable. 



As artists and workers in stone we long to be contributors to that which is beautiful. Rather than ignore it or try to destroy it, we explore it more and intuitively redefine the order we see in nature,  particularly geological formations.

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