Thursday, November 01, 2007

Cairn Artist

While walking along the San Diego marina area, I saw the "Rock Man", as he calls himself, piling rocks. He is a local artist demonstrating his skills and patience to passers by. I watched him for several minutes doing his thing before I got bored. Patience is not one of my virtues.

I did put in a small donation into his tip box. Another woman behind me gave him food which he said is the best tip he can ever get.

- AV

The local Rock Man artist performing his balancing act

After a minute or two, here is the result from the picture above.

Here's another photo of the Rock Man in action

More of Rock Man's artwork


Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

most exceptional - do they last long usually?

AVCr8teur said...

Ackworth, I didn't stay long enough to see how long they stay, but I imagine if a strong wind or wave shows up, they will be toppled over. I guess it's meant to be temporary art.

Oswegan said...

I see those a lot when I am hiking. I guess I always thought they had something to do with telling the time by the shadow of the sun.


AVCr8teur said...

Oswegan, I guess it could be used to tell time or someone with too much time on their hands. :)

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I thought the rock piling when hiking is to kind of show your path - so in case you get lost???

AVCr8teur said...

Dana, I have never seen rock pilings during a hike. To me, it will be kind of weird and spooky to see something like that in a deserted area.