Ted Ludwiczak began carving stone in the late 1980s after retiring. The self taught artist came to carving stone heads while building a stone retaining wall near his house. Seeing a face in a rock he took a hammer and an old lawn mower blade and defined the form. Pleased with the results he felt, one head would look lonely, so he carved other stones heads in the wall.Hundreds of stone heads now make up the environment he refers his Easter Island set on a hillside.
Jaime Filipe is a land artist who has been balancing stones in Portugal for some 7 years. This balancing act between two trees in the Parque Paleozóico de Valongo is one of a berwildering collection of zen like balancing stones in this album
Central Kentucky is world famous for Thoroughbred horses and endless miles of rock fences (Dry stone walls). In Central Kentucky only 5 -10% of these 19th century dry stone walls built by Irish Immigrant stone masons still stand. These stone masons passed their craft on to black slaves that became masters of the craft of building rock walls.