- October 31st, 2012
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Archive for October, 2012
An element in choosing particular rocks is finding combinations of shapes, textures, colors, and sizes that will compliment the whole design as well as themselves.. I usually “play” with the rocks for awhile to see how they could work with one another… from here an idea takes shape as to how i intend the elements to fit together. most of the time i KNOW it is possible before doing it.
Q: Do you have a stash of your favorite rocks along the creek so that you can find them again?
A: Not really…i usually know if I’ve used a particular rock before.. sometimes from year to year i find the same rock will have tumbled down-creek…must happen when the water rages each spring… i’ve gone back to search for a particular rock before and it had completely disappeared within 1 day… was not a small rock either. searched everywhere within a 10 foot radius. nothing… abductions on boulder creek.
I thought this was a special moment.. after about 45 minutes, i changed this balance from its original arrangement mostly on a whim. then 5 minutes later, the leaf fell from one of the trees overhead, landing perfectly on the counterbalanced rock, and letting me know i wasn’t alone.
“He [the Buddha] maintains what is called a noble silence. Sometimes later called the thunderous silence.. because this silence, this metaphysical silence, is NOT a void. It is very powerful. This silence is the open window through which yo
This garden was really fun to build. Not only was the creation process recorded with Timelapse techniques, but the weather (mainly frequent lightning) almost had me running for home. I had the knowledge of impending snow and built each tower with extra care and attention to STRENGTH. Every balance withstood the entire storm. For the *during shot, I went out at midnight to shoot pictures. Clouds tend reflect city lights into a useful ambiance for photography. Coooooold, but worth it. :)
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