Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stanley's art history Georges-Pierre Seurat

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Stanley's art history 'vincent Van Gogh

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Stanley's art history John Singer Sargent.

 The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (originally titled Portraits d'enfants) 

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Stanley's art history Childe Hassam

At Dusk Boston Commoms at Twilight

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Stanley's art history Thomas Gainsborough

The Blue Boy

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Stanley's art history Georgio de Cherico

Melencholy and Mystery in the Street

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Stanley's Art History Joan MirĂ³

Figure, Dog(s), Birds

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Stanley's art history Salvadore Dali

The Sheep

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Stanley's art history Monet

Bridge over waterlilly pond


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Stanley's art history Norman Rockwell

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Stanley's art history Andy Warhol

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Stanley's art history Cave paintings at Lascaux

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Stanley's art history Jackson Pollock

Number 23

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Stanley's art history Amedeo Modligliani

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Stanley found this art history lesson for Jack Polidoro Edvard Munch

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Stanley's art history Martin Johnson Heade

 Approacing Storm

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Stanley's art history Paul Klee

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Stanley's art history Grandma Moses

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Stanley's art history Francisco de Goya

Etching

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Stanley's art history Sandro Botticelli

Birth of Venus

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fearrington's Nature Trail Giant Mushrooms

Our nature trail-meister Henry Castner came to me with an idea for a fun project to enhance our Creekwood Trail. Henry designed a maquette and enlisted me to fabricate giant mushrooms for folks to enjoy and sit on while walking the trail.


We dug three holes in our backyard to serve as molds for concrete tops of the mushrooms.



We then mixed batches of my special concrete/peat moss/ acrylic fortifier mixture, and poured it into the holes. We covered them up to protect the pieces from rain. After several days, we dug the pieces up and took them to Henry's house for further work. He cleaned them up, and applied bright colors to them.


After about three weeks for the concrete to cure, we assembled a crew of trusty trail volunteers to install the giant mushrooms along the trail.

We moved the pieces from Henry's van to wagons. Then our merry crew of workers and working dogs hawled the mushrooms for some distance to the site that Henry had selected for the installation.


Metal posts were sledged into the ground to support the mushrooms.


The mushrooms were installed over the posts.





Henry tested one mushroom out for stability and comfort.




Here is our working crew.

And here are our loyal working dogs.

Come out and enjoy our latest feature on the Creekwood Trail.

Photos by Chris Ridley