Piling stones occurs around the world. The Arctic's silent signpost Inukshuks are just the beginning. Further South piling rocks can be cultural appropriation, a feat of strength or a simple balancing act. The viewer and view brings personal interpretations to the structures, a wild set of locks, a precise matron, a ballerina or a ????.
This Stone Man lives on a hemlock stump hiding in the forest on Lake Joseph's shore. He marks the top of a climb from Lake Joseph. He was created from rocks found on the property. The stump came after the Pileated Woodpecker family demolished the very elderly tree.
These en plein aire studies are for "The Stone Man". Each is 6" x 5". Each is Grisaille, a combination of any or all of the following; Graphite + Watercolour, Ink, Wax Pencil Crayon. They are available as individual reproductions on acid free stock. The Stone Man is a private commission for the property's owner.