By Bernie Bell
Another big stone ball has been found at Tresness!!!
I’m intrigued by the two carved lines. I want to see more pictures! A 3D model by Hugo Anderson-Whymark would be groovy….. https://sketchfab.com/hugoandersonwhymark/collections/carved-stone-balls
Are there simply two lines, carved right round it? And, it‘s not exactly a ball, it’s a …rotundoid.
It reminds me of a Barbara Hepworth sculpture I saw years ago in Aberdeen Art Gallery. A rounded piece of green marble, with one simple circle carved into it. I can’t say how much I wanted to take that lump of marble home with me. It’s described as being made of ’green marble’. For me, green marble is Connemara marble – The Irish Connection.
I had gone to the Gallery after an appointment in the nearby hospital for a – at the time quite worrying – bone scan. What I saw in the Gallery lifted my spirits – and that piece of sculpture was the main……antidote/healer.
I wonder, did the ancient peoples carve and make things for this reason, too?
Another good thing in that Gallery was – we stood under the dome in the centre of the Memorial Gallery, and made noises. Mike made deep “Hmmmmmm, hmmmmm, hmmmmm” noises, and I made “Ah ahhhhhh, ah ahhhhhh, ah ahhhhhh” noises. It’s a very good resonance chamber! As at some of the ancient sites, resonance matters so much to us – the effect of sound on the human body – and mind.
No one told us off for making those noises, either. My policy is to have a go, and if they tell me not to, fair enough.
There are wonders, everywhere, even when going for a hospital appointment!!!
One of my nephews once described me as being ‘stone mad’ – guilty as charged!