Saturday, April 07, 2007

Faded and Blended Pebbles

Faded and Blended Pebbles, originally uploaded by escher1.

As I was searching for pebbles to make the spiral (you can see it in the background) I noticed the different coloured pebbles on the beach. First of all I wanted to make cone piles of three different colours but as I searched more and more colours appeared. Julia joined in the collecting and we ended up with black fading into red/black mottled granite and then into red granite pebbles, brown and orange sandstone and ironstone into orange quartz then white finally into purple slate and grey slate. Making sculptures like these really makes you look much more closely at your environment. There is more to the process thnan just the creation as you really become deeply immersed in your surroundings.

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