Firkspedales muiza: These are photos of sculpture from part of the Pedvale Open Air Museum, near Sabile, Latvia.

cast iron, granite, and concrete. Dog Star by Kenneth Payne

cast iron, granite, and concrete. Dog Star by Kenneth Payne

granite.  Large standing stones are usually though of as male symbols.  This one has a pool, a female symbol, on the top.  As an endocrinologist, I found this interesting.

granite. AXIS MUNDI, Antonio Mendes. Large standing stones are usually though of as male symbols. This one has a pool, a female symbol, on the top. As an endocrinologist, I found this interesting.

cloth-wrapped tower

cloth-wrapped tower

burnt timber, surrounded by rock circle

Purification, by Thomas Matsuda

round wood  sculpture

Nest of Wind, by Indulis Kalnins

cut granite boulder

 cut granite boulder

Natural Screen   (DABAS EKRĀNS)  by Ojars Feldbergs

DABAS EKRĀNS

This was shot from a distance.  Possibly concrete.

This was shot from a distance. This is the remains of “Inner Flame”, a fire performance by Ryan Hoover and Kerin Kozycki.

This is a view across the Rumbuilte to Brinkspedvale.  This is Ben Billingsley's work.  timber, woodcut prints, wheatpaste  This is a great site, that looks like it could have been a hillfort..

This is a view across the Rumbuilte to Brinkpedvale. This is Ben Billingsley’s work. Spirit Trees. timber, woodcut prints, wheatpaste This is a great site, that looks like it could have been a hillfort, but it was not.

I prefer to think of this as the Jimi Hendrix memorial.

“The Sun in the Sea”, Ojars Arvid Feldbergs..

this might be Buddha

this is Jiso, wearing a wreath for the solstice. Sculpture by Thomas Matsuda.

These trees circle the top of a small hill.  There are other circles like this in Kurzeme.  A good place to meet and sing.

The Universe Exists, by Ilmars Blumbergs. These trees circle the top of a small hill. There are other circles like this in Kurzeme. A good place to meet and sing.

granite boulder with cast iron halo.

Midnight Summer Iron Sun, by Ojars Feldbergs.

Some Japanese whaling villages have carved memorials to the whale fetuses that never got to swim.

Some Japanese whaling villages have carved memorials to the whale fetuses that never got to swim.

Haystack, Barn, by Ojars Feldbergs.granite.

Haystack, Barn, by Ojars Feldbergs. granite.

Memorial marker.  granite sculpture, no text

Sign of House, by Maris Upzars. granite.

iron sculpture on granite base

iron sculpture on granite base

Kiyomizu by Thomas Matsuda.  A small pool of water collects in this carved granite boulder.

Kiyomizu by Thomas Matsuda. A small pool of water collects in this carved granite boulder.

granite.  This brought back memories of ArtPark, in western New York.

Crossbeam, by Mindaugas Navakas. This brought back memories of ArtPark, in western New York.

fire performance art constructed of rebar and stone.  This was original packed with sticks, straw, and other flammables.  The solstice fire is traditionally elevated, and it sheds blessings as far as its light can spread.  After it was ignighted, the small boulders could roll down the cone and into the tube, scattering sparks as they fell.

Third Planet From the Sun, by Karlis Ile. This was a fire performance constructed of rebar and stone. This was original packed with sticks, straw, and other flammables. The solstice fire is traditionally elevated, and it sheds blessings as far as its light can spread. After it was ignited, the small spherical boulders could roll down the cone and into the tube, scattering sparks as they fell.

Earth art and water.  Feminine

Funnel, by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, 1995. Earth art and water. Feminine

This one reminded me of a two-man saw.

This one reminded me of a two-man saw.

crochet and granite fiber art

The Makeover, crochet and granite fiber art by Liga Zimante

concrete

concrete

cast iron top, brick middle, stone foundation.

cast iron top, brick middle, stone foundation.

or maybe rock's nest

Roc’s Nest, or maybe rock’s nest

stone, iron, and earthwork

The Rim of the Volcano, Hanna Joddi. stone, iron, and earthwork

New work by Carl Billingsley

Quadrant Stone by Carl Billingsley, monolithic

A really big one.  Maybe it can fly.

Butterfly, by Karlis Alainis. A really big iron butterfly. Maybe it can fly. cast iron and granite

granite

granite

Quit watching TV, and go out and do something !  Yes, this was constructed using old television screens.

MUNAMUNA by Villu Jaanisoo. Quit watching TV, and go out and do something ! Yes, this was constructed using old television screens.

The Path, by Karluis Alainis This sits at the end of a wall foundation that is about 100 yards or meters long.  I suspect that the wall was very old.

“The Path, by Karluis Alainis. concrete. This sits at the end of a wall foundation that is about 100 yards or meters long. I suspect that the wall was very old.”

Ojars Feldbergs This reminded me of stones with holes in them, used in swearing ceremonies.  A person would but his arm in the hole, and awear that something was true, with the idea that the stone would close around his arm if it he lied.

Ojars Feldbergs. This reminded me of stones with holes in them, used in swearing ceremonies. A person would but his arm in the hole, and awear that something was true, with the idea that the stone would close around his arm if it he lied.

an interesting feat of stone carving

an interesting feat of stone carving

This one reminds me of a feature at Machu Picchu.

This one reminds me of a feature at Machu Picchu.

with holes.  This is a mirror image of my Tunguska

granite boulder with holes. This is a mirror image of my Tunguska

Happy Easter !

Happy Easter !

I think that this is Ojars Feldbergs' work.  Most of the sculptures are not as representational as this

I think that this is Ojars Feldbergs’ work. Most of the sculptures are not as representational as this

This is the trunk of a revered linden tree, damaged in a storm in 1991.  The stump is fenced, in hope of a new tree springing up from the old roots.

This is the trunk of a revered linden tree, damaged in a storm in 1991. The stump is fenced, in hope of a new tree springing up from the old roots. Trees grown in the open have a different shape than trees grown in the forest, so you can tell what the first tree in the area was. If it dies or blows over, a new multi-trunked tree can grow from the old roots, a symbol of resurrection.

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