Tuesday, August 10, 2010

standing stones

standing stones

last weekend these balanced stone structures appeared in Toronto’s Humber River. They were created as a form of meditation by the artist and have been left to the vagaries of the wind and water. While I was there, three of them fell over, and several of the other 40 of them had already fallen.

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11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

How interesting! Great captures, but have to admit I'm curious as to their creation, but perhaps meditation works that way?? Whatever, I love your photos! Have a great week!

Sylvia

VioletSky said...

I must admit, I would not find this very meditative, but then, I find knitting to be frustrating!

He picks up the rocks from the shallow river and works with them until a balanced sculpture is complete, then moves on to the next.

J Bar said...

Very interesting indeed. Great shot.
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Francisca said...

I think this is very cool. And I do understand how repetitive physical motion can be meditative. Good shot!

BraCom (Bram) said...

nice shot, how long wil it take for the all go down :-)

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Gwendolyn L said...

I like this photo. Great composition, wonderful processing. Thanks for sharing the story and the photos.

Luna Miranda said...

very interesting. i've seen a few of these around here, but as garden sculptures. good composition.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love this -- very Zen. We've been a few places where there was a tradition for people to build cairns like this, but not artists I don't think. Very very cool.

Ann said...

were these commissioned by the city? Or were they placed by anyone keen for a challenge?

VioletSky said...

Apparently this person has done this for a few years. He just appears one weekend and starts building!

Nora said...

It's a shame they fell over. I guess that was (con)temporary art.

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