Saturday, May 14, 2016
What is interesting is that as the stone stands it portrays an animal on one side and a human profile vice-versa of the stone. There are also several heads( animal/people) with the eye and mouth at the correct distance. One could say that with that kind of stone which a lot of little holes that nature " made" those. But there are too many to believe that these are just coincidences.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
These don't look like much at first sight. Nothing spectacular. Yet, there are dozens of " hidden" images on them. And hidden is maybe not the right word because they are there. It is just that they are not always easy to see, the images don't always jump at you. In any case, these stones have filled me with hours of wonder, one by one sitting next to my computer. I have taken little breaks, taking a glance at them, sometimes seeing something new, sometimes seeing the same thing and still feeling satisfied or wondering.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Here is an example of an animal fitting nicely in the grip of my hand with the head showing up.I have noticed this phenomenon several times. Or maybe it was made to fit in some other wood/other instrument...There are 2 very good grooves on the top and at the bottom.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
There is a certain feel and a certain look when I pick up a stone and when I just know this is a figure stone. It's about the way it feels in the hand, the weight of it, if it has curves, some pummeling, some cuts, some holes. Like this one. It's interesting that in some way the cuts, etc.. were more visible than when washed. The stone covered with dirt was like a black and white painting with the texture seen with the different values. But anyway here it is with some of its companions. And here washed. Could it be some animal with a large mouth or on the other side an animal eating another?
I have just started to pay attention to lines. These 3 stones kind of pushed me into it. The lines are going against the grain of the stone. Some lines stop abruptly and some intersect. One could think at first sight that these were made to help start a cut to make a tool just like scoring a piece of thick glass before cutting it. And it could be. At the same time there are other tings going on next to those cuts that imply that there is another intent. It will take time to find out. I've already seen one little face in these crevasses. (see bottom middle).