Skull rock from Lake Champlain.

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Skull rock from Lake Champlain.

Post  ChrisA on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:45 pm

Another rock I found in Mallets Bay, VT. Almost looks like he's wearing a helmet.




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Re: Skull rock from Lake Champlain.

Post  Chris Cochrane on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:57 am

Hi Chris... Looking for an option to mount a suiseki-style landscape view, I'll offer an alternative which raises the most interesting area of the stone, which is nicely weathered. This could be a "head cover stone" kaburi-iwa-- a stone with little base (floor) under an extending protrusion (roof) suggesting a place for take cover from weather. Such stones must sit with stability in a daiza or suiban & should not be represented by a leaning stone cantilevered by a daiza. See text Unkon Fu (publisher Golden State Bonsai Federation) for drawings of a head cover stone compared to a shelter stone.

A " 'shelter/rain shelter' stone" yadori/amayadori-ishi has a more substantively extending floor. As noted in the Covello/Yoshimura text (p. 41,italics mine):
Shelter Stones (Yadori/Amayadori): The concave shape of these stones suggests a shallow shelter or temporary refuge formed by an overhanging cliff. To be classified as a Shelter stone, the floor of the shelter should be at least partially visible.
Head cover stone...

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Re: Skull rock from Lake Champlain.

Post  Guest on Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:55 am

Hi ChisA

A very nice dramatick stone...I look forward to see, how you decide to display it. How big is it?

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: Skull rock from Lake Champlain.

Post  Paul Landis on Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:10 pm

Neat stone. I agree with Chris.

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Re: Skull rock from Lake Champlain.

Post  ChrisA on Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:51 pm

I like your idea Chris, but I really like skulls. It is also very slim and I think it would be difficult to make a base for it.

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