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John (Williston, Vermont, United States) on 5 February 2015 in Architecture.

How many ways can I present this recent addition to the campus, just outside my office building? The sculpture celebrates the tradition of New England stone wall building, as generations of farmers--not inclined to celebrate the event--had to remove more rocks from their fields. Rocks large and small would come up every spring, vestiges of Ice Age glaciation, and no field could be plowed until they were removed to the sidelines. Ancient walls can still be found crossing the woods, where they have not yet been bulldozed for shopping malls.

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Diane from Montclair, United States

Love this. Great perspective really brings out the texture of the sculpture. Good art. Who did the piece (s)

5 Feb 2015 11:35am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Love the snow on the rocks which somehow accentuate the pattern

5 Feb 2015 11:49pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


6 Feb 2015 9:13am

Donna from Wakefield, Walnut Hill, United States

I read recently that much of the stone work throughout New England was done by indentured servants, which we'd call bonded labor today. I have to get more information on this.

9 Feb 2015 11:43pm

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