Monday, May 25, 2009

Pebble Rubik's Cube

I could do the rubik's cube as a kid. A minute and a half was my record. We used to put vaseline on the inside of the cube so that it would spin more quickly to help in solving it rapidly. I don't think I could do it at all now let alone do it quickly.

A few years ago I made a pebble sculpture at Loch Lomond in Scotland. It's one of my favourites as it was the first time I really studied the pebbles on the beach and discovered the multitude of colours present. I was rooting around in the garage the other day and I found a bag with some stones in. I had no recollection of keeping them but it seemed I had brought the pebbles with which I made that sculpture back home with me. I am not sure why I did but it was interesting to see them again, to admire their different colours, after looking at that photo many times.

This cube has three of the colours - white quartz, pink feldspar? (guessing on that one) and purple slate.


DJ said...

Well, Blast!
If I'm to be denied of carrying out a good throttling on someone,I may as well drive him crazy with a flood of comments on everything...

Richard Shilling said...

Well I am already well along the crazy path so it won't be much effort to push me over the edge. ;-)

Pete Woodruff said...

AMAZING Rich......the 'Cube' not the two comments decoder is out of action!

Back to the 'Cube' which really is excellent.

Richard Shilling said...

Thanks Pete!