Friday, April 15, 2011

"Glacial Erratic"

Glacier erratics dot Mount Desert Island, and I've been collecting random pics of detailed rock surfaces from these geological relics while on our little sorties about the park. They always bring to mind the many treks along glaciers in Alaska spent exploring moraines. One of these days I'll get around to a sculpture/photography series using paper-mâché boulders strategically positioned in unorthodox locations.
They also double as a handy metaphor for all kinds of unspoken issues in life: the eternal weight of stuff that's always a silent presence in the background.

Trivia: there's an obscure homage to a menhir - hat-tip to one of the first comic books I ever saw as a kid: foreign-language editions used by my dad for teaching French and Latin (one way to tell how good a storyteller is when you can only read the pictures).

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