Thursday, March 02, 2006

Stoned in Eastern Park

from Wendy

Stoned in East Geelong

A dotted line of stones is taking shape 2 k from us. Andrew Rogers, of Melbourne, yesterday claimed credit for embarking on the largest contemporary art installation in the world. Who is Rogers? Oh-oh, he's a sculptor who never went to art school and his Mum comes from Geelong.

Eastern Park hillside is being transformed by white stones. A bird? A fish? No, it's Superglyph! A geoglyph is an image marked out with stones or boulders, which can be fully appreciated only when they are viewed from a plane or helicopter or spaceship.

The geoglyph at Eastern Park has been made with white limestone from the Fyansford quarry with each stone about the size of a twelve-year-old. There are hundreds of them. The idea is to celebrate the Commonwealth Games with art. I wonder why? They say it can be viewed from outer space, but who's going there? I am sure the locals are a bit mystified by the excitement with these stones on the hillside overlooking our bay. How long will the stones be there I wonder. Will they eventually look as good as two other geoglyphs pictured here? It actually is shaped liked the one in Israel and called 'Rhythm of Life'.

1 comment:

Pandabonium said...

Wow. That artist rocks! (Sorry about that, couldn't resist).

Seriously, very nice art and it seems appropropriate for Australia.