Saturday, January 30, 2016

Two years later, I still find them.

Two weeks ago I picked up several cherts which were close to each other. After washing one of them I discovered it had the shape of a bird sitting on her eggs. The bird was done on both sides. When I pick up a rock, I look at it, on all sides. Slowly, many times, from many angles, at different times of the day. Sometimes I'll take it in my car. When I am parked, if I have a couple of minutes, I will look at it again. Many times a little face will jump at me because the rock is now situated at exactly the right lighting and position to reveal it. And then I will lose that face later on and I will have to spend more time searching for it. Well, on that little bird, I counted 10 faces.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Like a Rubik's Cube

Looking at certain stones made me think of dealing with a Ruby's Cube. Looking at many different planes one after the other. They are not simple stones. With a slight change of angle or a slight change of light, the beak of a bird becomes the mouth of a bear for example. On one " side", an animal, on the other a face. Or a face within a face. Sometimes very very small. I have never solved a Rubik's cube nor ever had the inclination to solve one. But these stones offer a challenge. I don't know anything like these.

A very small one