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September 01, 2003


Gabrielle Taylor, Ottawa River, August 12, 2003

I began exploring the use of natural rocks in creating sculptures at this site in 1986. The sculptures are free-standing, unattached and temporal, dismantled by nature each winter season.
The rocks are about 3.25 million years old and are heavily fossilized, with a rich variety of colour, texture and form unique to the region.
The process for the work is to use the rocks as they are, with nature providing all the necessary elements. The sculptures are constructed entirely by hand and without assistance.
The "art of balance" is essential, and basic masonry skills maintain the structural integrity.

John Félice Ceprano

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