This blog is my portfolio of artwork, a journal about my process of making art...and the things that I have no words for...


Saturday, April 04, 2009

In which I study stones, they are the bones of the earth...

Split in Half, March 29, 2009 (I found a rather plain looking rock broken, and found a treat inside!)


While I was working out some unproductive stress last weekend (I couldn't concentrate on anything good), I went outside with my little camera and played with some field stones on one of our walls that my Fred built some time ago, it has taken on an "old wall look" since it was covered in weeds and vines, so I cleaned up around the stones, pulling the vines and weeds off (with bare hands, I got pretty dinged up, but didn't care), some stones tumbled about, so I rebuilt what I could move (I didn't lift anything too heavy)...I just went to town on it...

I shouldn't have been doing this nonsense, but I didn't know at the time that I had a herniated disk in my lower back. (*Note: The MRI was done on March 6th, the follow up appointment was originally set for March 13th, but it was changed to April 1st...oh, yes, I was assured by the receptionist, if there was "something serious" I would be contacted sooner rather than later, yeah, right...they really got on that. This MRI was originally requested in November because I had three numb toes, but guess what, my insurance company denied the request. Bastards. I could've been treated for this sooner!)

So...anyway, the wall and the stones...

Who would've thought these dusty old things found lying about in the dirt would be so pretty? THEY'RE so GORGEOUS!


Studying Stones, Amalgam, March 29, 2009


Bones of the Earth, Moss and Mold, March 29, 2009


Studying Stones, Amalgam, March 29, 2009 (I saw this pale blue, speckled one earlier in the day, and it kept calling me to come see it again!)


Bones of the Earth, the red one and the scratched one, side by side, March 29, 2009



Bones of the Earth, Chipped, March 29, 2009

Bones of the Earth, Forces of Time, March 29, 2009

Cracks and crevices, moss and scratches, character lines and chips...beautifully simple.

1 comment:

neva gagliano said...

oh, SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS, you kindred lover of stones!