The Energy of a Stone RowThe Energy of a Stone Row, Les Jardins Des Arts, Chateaubourg, Brittany, France
The materials to hand in the garden were a large pile of granite stone which had come out of an old castle and which remained after the building of the hotel by Jaques Burel’s father; so they have a history. After the storms of the winter many trees had come down close to the site I chose, so these were cut and split and I used these new logs as the way to draw the flow of energy around the 7 upright stones and into the vortex, charring them black as they went down into the earth. Carbon here is stored in the earth, not released to the atmosphere. The stones were placed first with a JCB, the turf then cut out and the logs laid, starting in the centre of the vortex, charring the logs in a fire bowl close by.