|Dimensions 8" x 8" x 2"|
Rock cairns, beside being a fun think to make while hiking, are also used as a tool for meditation. I imagine they represent some sort of balance which is always a goal in life. They certainly are nice too admire and I think meditating with them could calm the mind.
Because the piece was made using an open back wooden box, I had a chance to carry my thoughts onto both sides.
The box was covered with book pages and gessoed over. I added a little rock cairn to the back with a saying I found on the end of my teabag. I wrote the quote on a piece of very thin white tissue paper and once I liked how it looked, I used matte medium to add it to the back. The tissue is almost invisible, especially if you don't know it's there. And I just love the sentiment - especially this time of year when sometimes feeling light is quite elusive.
Here is one last view of the box from the side.
I think it's a nice piece for a sofa table or some place where people would see it from both sides. I suppose it could also be hung on a wall with the secret message being a reminder to the person who hung it. Either way, I am pretty happy with my third rock cairn and rejuvenated to start on my fourth one soon. Hopefully before Christmas, but if time does not allow, I understand that it is all part of achieving balance.
Thanks for stopping by and if you are in the northeast - stay warm and be sure you have bread, milk and hot chocolate!