Sculpture straight from nature
Sometimes a stone is a beautiful little piece of sculpture.
I tend to collect small stones from all over the world and bring them home.
I have a great many in the house and even more outside.
I often wish I could somehow transpose these tiny works of art into something much larger
……erm, and portable.
Here are some photographs of stones that I like very much
This one has a strange rectangular piece of chalk and I love the shape and the detail of pattern
in the flint. Also the “cave”, its all rather a story locked into the stone which can be read in any
The detail in these stones is so beautiful, like writing, almost.
There is something mysterious and magical about a stone with a hole,
I pick up stones which have a hole right through. The little patches of quartz
In these stones is very attractive, as well.
The little stone on the top right is a particular favourite of mine.
It has such graphic qualities to its pattern, I have used it in artwork several times in one way
or another and I pick it up and hold it regularly.
In my mind, I call them “scriven stones” because it looks as if someone has written on them
in an unknown language
The long one, I also find very interesting to examine closely, it has lovely colour in it.
The colours and the patterns on these stones, which are all from Dorset beaches in England
are, to me, very beautiful. I think that the detail on some of them are like drawings.
I can spend hours looking at the ones which I have put here, I have them in the house
and I like them as well as any piece of art.
Durdle Door, Dorset Attribution: