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Wednesday Wonder- Sticks and Stones can break your bones but this art will only bring beauty

One of the ladies at the retreat collects stones and sticks from all over the
world. I am so inspired by her art.

She has little twigs that are beautiful and she is very selective.

Thank you Nina for your heart-felt and spoken inspiration.

I loved the concept and have always been attracted to unusual stones of any
kind. I collect them wherever I go. Even on this trip too.

In my search for sticks and stone art this morning up popped Andy Goldsworthy
who is making stone art on the island of  Alderney.

There is a great article from Kevin Rushby about Andy Goldsworthy and Antony
Gormley in the act of transforming the open spaces of the Alderney and Helm in
an art project to draw the Channels Islands together.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/apr/16/channel-islands-andy-goldsworthy-gormley

 

I love Andy’s giant earth balls.

 

This photo is credited to Chris George and from the same
article

 

 

What he has found is plenty of human and natural debris to bury within the
earth globes, “the stones” as he calls them. And these things will gradually be
revealed as the “stones” are eroded.

 

 

Quoted from Rushby’s article in the Guardian.co.uk travel
section

 

 

This is a photo from the author Kevin Rushby from a piece by Antony
Gormley.

It is so funny, on the way home from the retreat I played trivia on the
plane and the island of Alderney was one of the answers. ;-O

 

Here are some wonderful sticks that have been made in to hair sticks. http://www.etsy.com/shop/grahtoestudio

Artists Stacey and Kimi create wonders of wood and antler in sticks for the
hair. They function as art and utility and are meant to be seen.

 

 

 

Carlos Moseley makes some art that rocks.

Carlos can focus on the artistic inspirations formed from the art studio….
surrounded by rocks, stones and pebbles that are waiting to be discovered. These
popular rock art creations are displayed in galleries and shown throughout Texas
and various other states. From Carlos’ website http://www.riverrustic.com/Carlos-Moseley.html

 

Visit his art gallery here http://www.riverrustic.com/Art-Photo-Gallery.html

He has Shadow boxes here http://www.riverrustic.com/Art-Photo-Gallery-Shadow-box.html

 

 

Here is a great article from Art
on the wall
about sticks and stones, twigs and leaves installations

http://artonthewall.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/sticks-and-stones-twigs-and-leaves-installations-part1/

 

Here are some great projects at  AHC-Artists helping Children,
OMG, I love this site!

http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/stickscraftsideas-branchestwigskids.html

I see stuff there I can play with too!!

Scroll down past the commercials.

How about a walnut instrument

 

 

Or how to build a twig bird house

 

 

I LOVE THEM!!

 

If you have time, take a trip over to ArtSticks.com

David N. Stehly makes some gorgeous walking art sticks,

 

Here is a place where Stone Art rocks the world.

http://stonesartrocks.webs.com/

 

Kok Hooi’s painted rocks make a statement.

 

Remember doing this??

Maybe it is time to start again. ;-D

 

WOW, this

has been a good Wednesday Wonder day, sorry for the delay, but I am still
getting back in to the swing of things.

This one was fun, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

I also learned that sticks and stones are a very traditional medium in human history, more so than paints and brushes.

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