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prunings, rockpiles & pennies

Some recommended reading today:

1. PRUNED is a blog about "landscape architecture and related fields", which includes earth art. I've been browsing through the archives finding treasures like panographies. PRUNINGS I to XX on the sidebar offers many eclectic and fascinating links.

2. Indian rock piles in New England as well as some other archaeological rock art like petroforms are featured at Rockpiles. There are some great links including other related blogs such as in the UK.

3. Anne Marchand is an artist-blogger in Washington, DC. In today's post in her Painterly Visions "Pennies Per Peek", Canadian Concept of Artist Remuneration , she writes about CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation) via the words of Canadian artist Robert Genn.

It is interesting to read another artist's view. I've mentioned here before how I believe in this organization (I'm a member). Artists receive the exhibition fee from many public galleries thanks to CARFAC, and they don't have to be members. Unfortunately some public galleries ask to waive that fee, so it's still an issue for CARFAC. Now I'm curious, are exhibition fees not paid in the USA?

Marja-Leena | 25/04/2006 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Blogging, Rock Art & Archaeology


You always find the coolest sites!

Elise, I think it's a sure sign that I spend too much time on the internet! :-)

A blog on rock piles. This convinces me I am not necessary. People are taking care of things just fine.

Prunings looks good too, but I don't think I'll ever be able to use it due to the time it takes for me to load all of its photography.

Thanks Marja-Leena

Oh, but Bill, you are very necessary! We all need you as such an appreciative reader and a most astute and humourous commenter! Maybe you need a high-speed connection?

Thanks Marja-Leena, I didn't mean to go that way, but to say that it is astonishing to me what people are capable of being interested in, in fact the very same thing that I have been captivated by here in Missouri. I live very near to "Rock Pile" mountain and have been haunted by visits to it of late. It is a very humble work, a lop-sided loop of 50-100 pound stones in a glade at the top of small, Missouri sized mountain. It is a very hap-hazzard pile. It is on the verge of not really being anything at all, but it is not nothing. It is something built intentionally by humans of whom I know nothing, aliens to me really. So your offering of the Rock Pile blog is incredibly spot on to my present experience. I almost had to look around to see if I hadn't multiplied and wasn't impersonating myself, but I only know of one Rock Pile, not the many that the authors of the blog are familiar with.

The landscaping blog shows quite a wide cast of mind. Landscape modelling of human illness? Wild. Sorry to complain about my slow modem. I'm sure I'll be back to the site in a more patient mindset.

Don't stop prospecting for great links. They are appreciated!

Bill, how exciting, and what synchronicity!

Until I saw this blog (one of the writers contacted me first), I did not fully appreciate rock piles, thinking them mostly to be clearings by settlers. Now whenever I do come across them in future, I will look at them more closely. I wonder if the northwest coast natives made rock piles?

It's all new to me!