Granite. 2009. 14” high with base.
One granite boulder stood out from thousands of others on the beach. Its shape was unusual, as was one broken surface – – rough, still crisp, and not yet eroded. That is a rare and unexpected thing to see in environments as violent as bouldery beaches in southeast winds. Even from a distance, the boulder appeared darker salt-and-pepper granite than most granite in this region. Its contrasting quartz vein attracted my eye and I took it home.
Eventually, the stone spoke out to me as a bird, Looking Up. I wrote about the genesis of this sculpture at length in a story called Looking Up.
Photos by Lee GassBuy this sculpture