Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Cairns

These are the cairns/inukshuks that I saw from my run on Sunday. I took the kids back with me to take a look. The two parks adjoin and are about 3/4 miles long from end to end. There are 268 cairns in total - my children counted. We even got to meet James, the artist, who is included in one of the photos. Some along the park by another artist are mere rock stacks, others are a form of art, and depict actual scenes or character representations. On a bench nearby, a friend of James told me it reminded him of Easter Island and said it was as if these statues were protecting the city from what might come in from the bay.

3 comments:

JustRun said...

Wow. That's so interesting.

Some neighbors up the street from me have done some of this in their yard. Somehow, it's just not the same. :)

IHateToast said...

i was thinking about easter island, too. but after reading collapse by j. diamond, at least i know these are made by well fed artists. the e.i. statues got bigger as the natural resources and food supplies got more meager.

love the cairns!

Sarah said...

How cool! I love art in nature like that.