Recently, I needed to enlarge a drainage channel near my house. The job was done with river rock, smooth stones that can be laid out to resemble a natural stream bed. I began to work with the extra stones, to make spirals and other shapes in my garden.
While working and considering the permanence of stone, I thought about the ephemerality of the modern world. Trails of existence, written in light. Our documents, our photos, so subject to error, so likely to vanish. I brought some of the stones into my studio and carved into them these symbols of temporary modernity.
I thought about some future archaeologist sifting through our rubble and finding one of these carved stones, long after the reasons for them have ceased to exist.
Pieces that are longer than they are wide. This format was used a lot in the Mid-Century era. They are also designed to be displayed vertically or horizontally, so they can be shown around doorways, windows, etc.
These are smaller pieces, paintings or drawings. Most are in a format that can be displayed vertically or horizontally. They are very reasonably priced, some under $100.