Monday, March 01, 2010

Ceremony, abomination, or....what?

Walking through the woods just east of Rt 495 and south of Rt 117. Further to the south this is a Bolton conservation land called Pine Hill, further east there is a camp called Camp Resolute; so there are plenty of opportunities for the "public" to be in these woods. But I cannot imagine someone randomly taking the time to lift these, pretty heavy, rocks up on top of an old washing machine.Briefly I thought this was the remnants of a house. But no, these are rock piles built on and inside of kitchen trash.
I saw this from a ways away and did not pay it any attention - figuring it was a dead car or something. Then I came right up to it later. In the foreground of the last picture, look how rocks are inserted into a cloth loop, draped over the top of that frame. No, someone built this. And it is about as far from the rock pile aesthetic as you can get, yet still, it makes me wonder.


Anonymous said...

This is too funny! Is this a 21st century rock pile style? Is this where rock pile ceremonalism is heading? Certainly some kind of work went into this. I also can't figure out the meaning.

Tim MacSweeney said...

It's art (I have a friend who was paid very well to artisticly weld metal "artifacts" (junk) to the fence around the dump in (or near) Santa Cruz Ca.
But this washingmachinething is art at the expense of the stone row I see behind it in the first photo. I see an "Indian look" to it and I wonder about it...

pwax said...

You are right about "at the expense of the stone row". Seems clear that is where the rocks came from. But then there are places where I am pretty sure more recent Indians used rocks from a colonial stone wall (eg last photo in the article "The Indian Farmer" from
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Geophile said...

I love it no matter who did it.