MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Stone Faces …



Collecting rocks and stones is something you can’t avoid doing as you walk along a Vineyard beach. I admit I didn’t find the one with this poem:

“Weathered posts and sea grass, waves rushing in to kiss the shore; I closed my eyes and peace descends, I’m at The Vineyard once more.”

I didn’t find the stones below on he beach either.

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…  only then does he begin the process of letting the spirit emerge from the stone.


This particular stone is double-ended.

The face of a Native American.


The spirit of an eagle.

I particularly like this one below. I like the way the face looks peaceful and wise.



Something I find interesting about these sculptures is that when you’re holding them they’re both cool and warm. Perhaps it’s the spirit from within.


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

7 thoughts on “Stone Faces …

  1. Very interesting!
    I’m having fun at your blog 🙂

  2. glad you’re enjoying it

  3. These are really nice…the stone has come to life.

  4. i understand that… an artist i can relate to letting your canvas/brush/pens/whatever your medium speak to you…..i call it pondering… let your scenery speak to your camera!! love these, you are right….they feel alive….

    • As a writer and editor, I have the same feeling! When I’m editing, whether my own work or someone else’s, I look for the shape and the story in the writing. When I’m writing — well, often it’s a matter of letting my pen move across the page and seeing what comes out.

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