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art that excites

Brad J. Goldberg: Coral Eden When I see art that excites me, that draws a reaction out of me, that makes me really take notice, that stirs my emotions, it becomes a memorable and almost a spiritual experience. And... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/05/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Modern Rock Art, Other artists


Kiwi Stonehenge

Checking through my old bookmarks, I came across an old BBC article about the opening last February of a Stonehenge in New Zealand. "For millennia people have gazed in awe at Stonehenge, often totally unaware of how structures such... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/09/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Modern Rock Art, Rock Art & Archaeology


Artscape Nordland

Seven Magical Points - Martti Aiha, Finland Reader and commenter extraordinaire Bill really livened up the virtual conversation at my post about a book on Quadra petroglyphs Spirit in the Stone. If readers missed it, do go read the... [Continue Reading...]

Jutai Toonoo's silent stones

New and Improved, 2000 serpentinite 12.5" high x 8" wide x 6" deep Inscription: "New and Improved Fertility God." Jutai Toonoo of Cape Dorset currently has a solo exhibition "Life Forms" at the Marion Scott Gallery at 308 Water... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/08/2005 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Modern Rock Art, Other artists


Spiral Jetty revisited

Spiral Jetty began to submerge earlier this spring, as represented in this May 18, 2005, photo. Image: Mark Milligan at Geotimes. Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty was a subject of a post I wrote in August of last year. Today... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/06/2005 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Modern Rock Art


Rock Garden of Chandigarh

Here's a new kind of rock art! wood s lot has pointed to Carl Lindquist's excellent photographs and essay on Nek Chand's Rock Garden of Chandigarh. These are captivating, go look! "One day over 40 years ago, Nek Chand,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/02/2005 | 1 comment
themes: Modern Rock Art, Other artists