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These beautiful stone sculptures were done by a Native American from Aquinnah. I asked him how he knows what to sculpt and he told me that he has to get to know the stone first… let it speak to him and tell him what it is meant to be… and only then does he begin the process of letting the spirit emerge from the stone.
The stone below is double-ended.
Something I find interesting about these sculptures is that when you’re holding them they’re both cool and warm…perhaps that’s their spirit from within.
- by Joan -
These beautiful stone sculptures were done by a Native American from Aquinnah whose name unfortunately I’ve forgotten. I asked him how he knows what to sculpt and he told me that he has to get to know the stone first… let it speak to him and tell him what it is meant to be… only then does he begin the process of letting the spirit emerge from the stone.
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As promised in my last post, here is the NY Public Library on 5th Ave.
The cornerstone was laid in May 1902. It was completed in 1910 but it took another year for all the books to be moved in. The library was officially opened at a dedication ceremony in May 1911.
Let’s enter …
(You can click on pictures to enlarge)
The reason Deb and I were at the library in the first place was to see a small exhibit they had on the wonderful PBS Masterpiece series ‘Downton Abbey.’ Turns out the exhibit was across the street but had we known that we wouldn’t have had the pleasure of exploring this beautiful building.
MV Obsession’s data from Word Press for 2011. I had 85 new posts, bringing my total to 545.
My busiest day was March 10, 2011, the post was “Not So Fast’ CLICK HERE to read it.
Most comments was on May 2, 2011 for ‘Vineyard Gallery’ CLICK HERE to read it.
Below are my favorite posts from each month.
(click on posts to read them)
January - Vineyard Windows and Doors
February - Final Goodbye (my tribute to the beloved Islander ferry).
April - Three Tabernacles
June - Vineyard Trivia VIII (I have a lot of fun putting these together)
July - Diamond In The Rough (story of my mother’s engagement ring)
August - Old Photo Booklet (postcard book from the 1950′s)
September - 9/11 Tenth Anniversary
October - Grounds For Sculpture (amazing art and life like sculptures)
November - Stage Door (sets by my granddaughter
December - My Vineyard Christmas (my one and only)