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Stones in Romania

Post  popan vasile on Sun May 16, 2010 7:55 am

Hi,
are fairly new to the art of stone, gather stones for years. I do not know the cause but are fascinated by the sight and especially their achievement. I want to show some stones in my collection, but are having daiza much longer expect to receive.
However, I would be grateful for the comments on them.










... thanks for the comments of any nature they may be.

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Re: Stones in Romania

Post  Chris Cochrane on Mon May 17, 2010 4:32 pm

Hi Popan... Thank you for sharing on the IBC Stone Forum. We discuss appreciation of all stones, here, and so yours which are mounted and artistically arranged to encourage gaze are of interest and insightful. Are you interested in a particular established tradition of stone viewing?

In another IBC thread, you introduced yourself noting:
"... Warm welcome to everyone, ... apologize for the mistakes of language but
.... write with a translator and it translates as translate.

It requires both generosity & courage to share your vision of stones relying on an automated translator to convey MEANING and INTENTION. We can guess that this will not be perfect communication. Thanks for your effort!!!

Several of your stones look wet. That is not uncommon as the natural unaltered appearance for desert stones that have received polish from wind & sand. Desert stones of which many are familiar are Chinese desert stones (Gobi desert/Fengli stones) and southwestern USA desert stones. It appears several stones are themselves very hard and resistant to holding water on their surface. Are there Romanian deserts where such stones would be gently rounded by wind & sand?

If the stones have received some treatment to make them shine, it would be best to share that information to get useful feedback.

I am particularly attracted to your fourth stone. I like the dark color & texture with repeated small depressions that gives appearance of age & weathering. The stone might need two modifications for better viewing.
1) ... The bottom should not be broken sharply, so the mounting must be
....... deep enough to cover the sharp bottom edge. Then, we can imagine
....... it unbroken. While not ideal, covering the break allows the viewer to
....... appreciate the stone as unbroken.
2) ... The top of the stone should be seen so that the origin of a waterfall
....... which appears prominently on the front side can be seen. The origin
....... of the dry waterfall would best be found on the stone's front, but if it
....... begins on the top of the stone it is satisfactory. If the apparent dry
....... waterfall (a shallow, worn depression) crosses to the back of the stone,
....... then it is not a very engaging stone to suggest a waterfall.

Every stone is best presented if viewed in one photo both in front of the stone and from slightly above it to indicate the stone's depth & to appreciate details of its crown area. Stones in trays are usually viewed at very modest further height as placement in the tray adds to enjoyment for the viewer.

I realize this might seem vague, but it is a place to start conversation.

Thanks, again, for sharing.

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Re: Stones in Romania

Post  peterbrod on Mon May 17, 2010 5:46 pm

Razz

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Re: Stones in Romania

Post  peterbrod on Mon May 17, 2010 5:48 pm


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Re: Stones in Romania

Post  Heven on Wed May 19, 2010 11:40 pm

peterbrod wrote: Razz

It looks like a wax stone:)

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