Thursday, February 26, 2015

Reminiscent of Stonehenge

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Watercolour and crayon
Charlene Brown

This 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.