Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sea Cairn

This latest artistic rendition is new at Lobster Cove, either that or I missed it on last year's visit. I'm impressed with what some people can do with plain old rocks. Ever seen any of Andy Goldworthy's work with stones? Simply amazing! I see them most often on hiking trails above the treeline to mark the pathway to the top. On Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, they are quite important. For after the snow hits, these markers show the way to the summit. Yes, there are crazies that hike to the peak in winter.
Back here in the real world, there are cairns that help to lead us to our destinations and keep us away from harm's way. Work, family, friends, home and a few others too corny to mention help keep me pushing onward to the top. Sometimes, I've taken a turn or two off my trail, but these markers are quick to point out my straying ways.
Onward... to the top! 

Check out the link below to Andy Goldsworthy.

http://www.ucblueash.edu/artcomm/web/w2005_2006/maria_Goldsworthy/TEST/ 

15 comments:

  1. A very artistic cairn! I wonder if there is a larger one to mark the summit? I like the way you use it as an analogy to keep moving forward in life.

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  2. The Alaskans make the Inuksuk to mark the way. Wiki has an article about them. I love these things, all people made.

    Jo in MN

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  3. That link was fantastic, what a talent. I've seen many of these cairns along trails but never one as balanced as this one. Great find.

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  4. I love Andy Goldworthy and have several books of his work. He is a patient man!

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  5. Compelling, that act of piling stones and rocks . . . .

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  6. Andy Goldsworthy has done some impressive work. Some of his arches are truly amazing. There's a rock covered spit in the next town over from us that is covered with smoothed rocks that beg to become part of a cairn. The spit has cairns everywhere. It's quite a sight.

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  7. These days it seems that those stacked stone markers are everywhere.

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  8. I love Andy Goldsworthy's work.

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  9. I've only seen the artistic cairns on blog posts. On our trails here are cairns that I have yet to decipher.

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  10. I love cairns. Those on Mt. Washington are enormous, and in the fog on the day we climbed to the summit, we could hardly see from one to the next!

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  11. Nice capture. I love seeing these on trails and beaches. They're so calming. Andy Goldsworthy's work is breathtaking - thank you for the link.

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  12. Lovely! The pastel colours are fantastic.

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