Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thanks to the suggestion of my lovely and talented blogging friend Jules, I tried my hand at some "land art" this week. I had expressed to Jules my conflicting feelings about placing manmade objects along my trail through the woods, and she was very kind and encouraging and pointed me to some great links on the subject. (Just Google "land art" on Google Images to see what I mean)
I had seen similar things before, but had never really considered doing it myself because I was stuck into thinking that land art had to be huge and complex and had to "make a statement" in the landscape. But then I saw pictures of simple arrangements of stones or even sticks and leaves, and my mind was opened to new possibilities! So, whilst down at the swimming hole with the boys, I decided to try my hand at making some simple stone sculptures. As you can see, it became quite addictive!
And, believe it or not, I learned a few things from this little exercise. As in life, if you want to go higher, you have to start out thinking BIG. If you think small, you can't go very high. Also, each stone must be laid carefully so that it both sits firmly and steadily on the one below but also provides a sturdy foundation for the next stone to be laid. I think there are some valuable life lessons in there somewhere.
Thank you Jules :)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!