Monday, March 12, 2012

Courtyard

This is the back courtyard at the Portland Museum of Art. I really like these sculptures made of these small, round rocks. I've seen them in various places around the state. They remind me of the rock strewn beach on Schoodic Peninsula at Acadia National Park. I love visiting that beach and listening to the incoming tide rolling the rocks to and fro. That sound is quite magical.

21 comments:

  1. I have never seen the rocks used like this. I rather like them.

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  2. Me, too, I love that sound of rolling rocks - also heard it at Brighton Beach in England - and those Maine stones are so smooth and hand-friendly - love those, too . . . and cool sculpture. Thanks for the morning visit to the museum!

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  3. Wow! Very interesting and ingenious sculpture. I have not seen yet such implementation. Love it !
    And nice photo.....yeah, the spring is near :-)

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  4. That human rock sculpture is interesting !

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  5. belle creation, assez originale et bio dans l'esprit

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  6. Very intersting sculptures. I like it.

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  7. Interesting posture the sculpture has and the containment of the rocks is also a bit "artistic." The sound of water over rocks is indeed soothing, and the result of this constant wash makes them so smooth.

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  8. Never seen anything like this. But I like it!

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  9. ...and looking at the sculptures made of the rocks and pebbles.. the sound of the waves comes to your ears...

    Costas

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  10. Very neat sculpture. I've never seen anything like it before. I like it!

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  11. I agree, the sound of the stones rolled by the waves is very special and beautyful. I like this statue, very unusual.

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  12. Hi There, That sculpture in the museum courtyard is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it!

    We are home from our 2nd trip is a month--and both of us have colds.. Yuk! Guess it will be REST for this upcoming week for both of us.

    Betsy

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  13. This sculpture is very creative. How about going back to the museum some time and giving us the name of the sculptor.

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  14. Brilliant concept, so simple yet so effective.

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  15. I think the sculpture is by Celeste Roberge, originally from Southern Maine?

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  16. The sculpture is called "Rising Cairn" by Celeste Roberge. It's a beautiful peace that I've had the pleasure of seeing everyday. I even tried to sketch it once, but I didn't do it justice. It's stunningly simple and elegant.

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