sculpture installation in Canada’s Gulf Islands is nowhere near as old as
Stonehenge, which is said to have been completed 300 years before the Egyptians
built the pyramids, but I found the effect of this spectacularly-situated stone
circle just as stunning. At 4 to 5 meters, the ‘babas’ in the outer circle,
comprised of 3 to 5 stones each, are comparable in height to the monoliths of
Stonehenge, but the figures in the inner circle are built on a ‘human’ scale. And
there is a fire-pit, surrounded by a circle of lawn chairs (not included in the
painting) the better to enjoy the ambiance in true West Coast style.
Charlene Brown is a Canadian painter who started writing about painting trips during the ten years she and her husband lived in Dubai. The Gulf Weekly began publishing her accounts of painting trips in that part of the Arabian peninsula -- then said they might consider other countries, even such exotic locations as Canada! She had written about painting trips in over twenty countries by the time her husband retired and they returned to Canada to live.