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.
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.|
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.
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
Here are some great projects at AHC-Artists helping Children, OMG, I love this site!
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.
Kok Hooi's painted rocks make a statement.
Maybe it is time to start again. ;-D
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.