Wednesday, February 24, 2010

well balanced

Down by the water near some of the Olympic pavilions, there are a series of temporary rock balanced sculptures. I have seen them near Stanley Park before, where artist Kent Avery will have dozens and dozens of balanced rocks, small and large beautifully balanced (i.e. no glue, or rods, etc... just rocks) and arranged along the shore... some of the stacks are balancing more than 8 rocks! Not sure it is the same artist, but they sure are beautiful to look at. Check out this cool video of the artist here.

22 comments:

danikeith said...

super cool pic, i love the rocks

TMCPhoto said...

we've been down there a few times and each time there are more of them. It's really a fantastic sight. I've also gotten some amazing photographs of them, some of which I think I just might have to print and hang them in our house

SleightGirl said...

Those are so neat!

Katy said...

These look like the types of cairns that often mark hiking or portage trails in some places I've been - they are such a neat sight - especially in the middle of somewhere remote! Nice photo!

Stacey said...

Organically lovely, sometimes round stones are stacked along the beaches here, it is something so simple, and so beautiful.

Erica said...

That is a really cool picture! I can't imagine. I wonder how long that will last.

Christina said...

That is really neat!

Annette said...

Wow, it's mesmerizing! Cool video too!

our little love nest said...

I love it! I remember sitting on the beach at Kits and some guy was trying really hard to do that. It wasn't working for him for some reason, they kept falling over and in disgust he turned to me and said...
'there must be bad energy here today'
I wasn't sure if he was meaning me or just in general. I left, just in case it was me, but personally I think he was a little nutty. xoxo

31 everything said...

Very cool... I don't get it but I can admire it :)

CinnamonAndSass said...

Wow, that must have taken quite a bit of work! Nice pic!

Mary said...

these are great--we have a lot of these on our beaches as well, put together sort of randomly by visiting people and locals...very cool

Alice Istanbul said...

Wow, that is crazy. (Definitely would want to be well out of the way when they eventually topple over).

Dyche Designs said...

I love natural sculpture. Have you come across a book by Andy Goldworthy, he does amazing natural sculptures. If not you should check him out.

ambette said...

They kinda remind me of the little piles of rocks we saw everywhere in Sth America, that were apparently 'offerings' to the volcano gods.

Plantress said...

I think it would be fun to try!

Sherryl said...

Great picture - I always enjoy you sharing your gorgeous photography!

Julie said...

Very impressive! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

T @ Poppy Place said...

I Love sculptures, sounding like a broken record but I do :)

Thanks for sharing those are awesome :)T.

Robert W. Leonard said...

It feels a bit strange to say a stack of rocks look neat, but dangit if they don't! That does look awesome. hah. :)

Moonangelnay said...

thats very cool! that's the kind of thing i'd love to see, but as usual im too far away lol! maybe someday :)

Lori said...

That is amazing. Don't know how they do that. I can't even balance my checkbook - har har. :)