Making art is like giving a gift: evidence of your spirit and that you are here.” ~Patty Mitchell
Ok, so it’s not a National news story, but, it is significant to me. The short and long of the narrative goes like this….one man, stricken with grief over the death of his dog decided to make rock art to relieve his pain and sorrow. His creations brought community together, and they joined in the action so many were touched by his story. The artist’s work was then destroyed by someone who didn’t like it.
Doesn’t quite seem fair, does it? The rock art sculptures, all one hundred or so of them, took delicate balance, patience and vision to build in the middle of a tributary of the WestRiver, in the small town of Bondville at the base of StrattonMountain, where I resided for almost thirty years. The “stone forest” was not bothering nary a soul, just healing someone who needed it, yet the art was raked over like coals.
Once again, the community is gathering to support the rock artist and to do something about helping him rebuild his life through his art.
Want to learn more about this story of personal fulfillment, spirituality, community and what some see as a grave injustice? Watch this video and tell me whether you think the rock sculptures were offensive. I welcome your comments.
To view the video: http://bit.ly/1axocOu.
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Interesting, though a bit of a sad dynamic since the builders and the leveler aren’t talking and will probably continue to be at odds. If they could come to an agreement about how many sculptures are acceptable…
The community gathered to rebuild. Have not heard any repercussions. I saw the beauty of it first hand on a visit back to my place of residence, and you couldn’t help but slow down and look. but it was on a country road without heavy traffic.