Category Archives: Dry Stone Walls

One Bucket at a Time

The devastation at the World Trade Center was first emptied a five gallon bucket at a time.

In the myth of Iron John, a lake is emptied one bucket at a time, i.e, one works with the unconscious very slowly.

The red truck is frequently loaded with forty of these ubiquitous buckets before going on quests for stone.

Here, in making a place for the next project — the Red Egg —  those forty buckets are filled again.

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Tetris, Stones and Trauma

After I gave a talk to cardiac patients about the Stone Sanctuary, an older woman in the audience came up to me crying, saying “I had a heart attack ten years ago, and suddenly I had to start carving stone, and have been carving stone ever since. I had no idea why…” In the ten…Continue Reading