Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between Rock and Hardplace
Between a Rock & a Hard Place

This piece demonstrates the good that can come when something breaks in half. The legs formed when a rock I dropped broke in half. Now the halves are glued together and form a whole new whole.  Between a Rock and  a Hard Place was selected to be in the 2014 Rock Solid Art Show at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT.

 

Wild Thing

Bases and the rocks on top of them  need to have  a certain alignment with each other. In some cases, its all about balance. In others – it is about shape. And sometimes it is about both.  Here its all about the shapes.  Wild Thing and her base are  totally in sync – on both sides. Please click on the photos to see the details better.

Howl

Rocketype –  its the word one viewer used to describe my work. He compared the shapes to archetypes because they are universally recognized.

Below are examples of some “Rocketypes”

Howlers, prowlers, bears, cows, sheep,  birds, cities and towns, triangles, hearts, squares, hands  The shapes are endlessly repeated – yet each rock is as unique as a snow flake.

2 Howlers.  Note how the bases mirror the  object.  Also note the base with the cratered surface. It is possible the craters are some kind of fossil – the rocks on the shores of Lake Champlain are full of fossils – and not all of them are obvious.