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Viewing stone display.

Post  Jeremy on Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:27 pm

Hi,
I put together a small viewing stone display last week, themed metamorphosis.
I chose 3 figurative stones.




i accept they are a little overly "described" (with the stained window and nest), and did not perhaps allowing the viewer to develop their own image.
The viewers where all totally unaware of the viewing stone tradition and I felt it would assist them in their appreciation and understanding, if I supplemented the image with a few clues.Wink
Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi Jerry... Is this the order of reading...
1. Hen (or chick) on nest,
2. Bird on limb, and
3. Martyr on fire?

The "Martyr on fire" is more guess than assured, but its carved seat (flames?) is distinctive.

With the title "Metamorphosis," should we expect a single object that is transformed over time rather than objects related in a scenic moment?

Should I have read the Lives of Saints to reveal the stages of transformation?

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Post  Jeremy on Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:28 am

Chris Cochrane wrote:Hi Jerry... Is this the order of reading...
1. Hen (or chick) on nest,
2. Bird on limb, and
3. Martyr on fire?

The "Martyr on fire" is more guess than assured, but its carved seat (flames?) is distinctive.

With the title "Metamorphosis," should we expect a single object that is transformed over time rather than objects related in a scenic moment?

Should I have read the Lives of Saints to reveal the stages of transformation?

Hi Chris,
Thank you for your reply. I am glad you see something in each stone.

I purposely do not name my stones, in the hope it might allow the viewer to see what they feel.
I feel giving a stone a firm name can limit the possibilities and make the art a little distant to those that do not see what you named your stone.

I'm off to read up on the "Martyr on fire"

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Post  Heven on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:25 pm

GOOD FIGURE STONES Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:54 pm

Dear Jeremy

Normaly, if 3 or more stones are displayed together, they will tell a story. F eks. 3 paternstones.... the topstone shows a moon, the next a bat, and the last/lowest a swimming duck.

I have in my home exhibited stones in a shelf...I call it " The teapluckers" life ( in old Japan)...

On the top a " liondog" animalstone, protector of religion...
"the landscape" ( far away mountainstone)
"Kappa", a figurestone... the stories she was told in her childhood, and now give her children.
A " hutstone", the house she lives in.
A mountainstone in a suiban " The sea dawn below".

Just like shohin, must talk to each other....be oriented to each other, to the center and up in the display.
Must also the stones talk to each other, and also the style and sice...It can be only black stones, or you can find diffrent collourstones ect.
You can find many other ideas for exhibiting stones. Good luck.

Kind regards Yvonne


Last edited by Yvonne Graubaek on Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:30 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : I had a little more to say)

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