I’m a big fan of stone in the landscape. I have a friend who asked me to create an Inukshuk for him as a tie-in to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver (the logo). I was inspired to create a second one (shown here) using stone that had been laying around for decades in “spoil” piles around the iron range region in northern Minnesota.
Obviously, there are all kinds of inspiring works with stone. Without it, we’d have much less to study in our Architectural History Classes (sounds like a new discovery at Stonehenge was just announced, need to find out more there). At the same time, we must realize that stone is a non-renewable resource. And like every other material we use, it comes to us as an environmental cost. I’d like to try a project based on re-using stone from some architectural demolition.