Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Obos created on the rocks at Carmel-By-The-Sea, 2008

Obos is a Japanese term for a stack of rocks. Sometimes they are used to point the way, but most of the time they say "I was here." For me, they are a solitary tribute --- created in places that cause me to pause and reflect and create. They compel me to contemplate those that have reached this spot before me and those that will arrive after me. They seem like a perfect melding of man and nature. These are the reasons that I have fallen in love with these creations.

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

I also love rock formations and create them whenever I am on the Oregon Coast. Check out artist Ken Kirkby. He is an artist using ancient "inukshuk" formations from the Inuks. Cheers.