Harvest Stone Circle
Full color Dharma Wheel artist's print
Available framed or unframed
Every rock and stone gets sculpted by time. The original form and materials for each rock and stone can most times be ascertained. Water, foliage, soil – sentient beings -- and more have been transformed. In some cases, over thousands of years, the stone is worn, broken and, when other elements are introduced, it is transformed back into soil. With seed and rain, those rocks and stones may have delivered crops that fed tribes who lived and died and lived again.
When conceiving this Dharma Wheel, I was intrigued by the idea of creating a very large stone wheel – perhaps ten feet high, eight feet thick and weighing several tons. The sides would be smooth and on a slight angle from one side to the other – front to back -- allowing the wheel to easily travel in a large circular stone track that can grind wheat or corn or…chocolate.
The idea of grinding chocolate under a stone, in particular, comes from an artwork on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 1913, after a chance encounter with a chocolate grinder displayed in a confectioner’s window in the French city of Rouen, Marcel Duchamp, The Dadaist, made the machine the subject of two paintings.
I saw the original painting for the first time in 1983. At the time, I’d never heard of a chocolate grinder. Perhaps, I thought, Duchamp had just put two words together and, on a quiet summer afternoon, contrived a muted mechanical design that is, at once, mechanical and poetic.
Materials: Full color laser print on 32 lb. white bond
Dimensions of artwork: Approximately 10" x 10" on 20" x 20" board, framed 20" x 20"
Edition: First – 500 impressions. Each print is signed and numbered.
Ready to hang: Yes, if purchased in the frame
Silk Dharma is a one man enterprise. As such, every order is filled by me personally and will be sent as quickly as possible. In many cases, especially with the full color prints, your order will be created on demand because I do not maintain inventory. Original artworks are created beforehand and will be sent quickly.
If you need your order sent to you by a specific date, please let me know and I will do everything possible to accommodate your need. If the order queue becomes substantial, I will let you know. My goal is to have your order delivered - in your hands - within seven business days. I hope you will find this satisfactory.