Thursday, October 8, 2009

why stones?

World Beach Project was conceived as a global drawing project; a stone drawing project that would speak about time, place, geology and the base instinct of touch. Drawings made on shorelines all over the world, which although erased by the next tide or rains, would be collected within the V&A to become a permanent record of the individual human desire to make pattern.

To pick up a rock, is to touch base. Touching stones gives us a primal, spiritual connection with the earth. When we handle a stone, wProxy-Connection: keep-alive
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hold in our hands a small drawing, a tiny piece of the map; we are holding time.

That’s why.

via V&A, by Sue Lawty

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