12.17.2009

THE RING O'BRODGAR: Andrew Ilachinski

Photograph (c) Andrew Ilachinski /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Andrew Ilachinski /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Andrew Ilachinski /All Rights Reserved

"I felt myself drift in and out of the time of the "here and now" into a more ancient, and ineffable, time; a time that lurks somewhere in the shadows, and is a part of the very fabric of the megaliths themselves. Mindful observers are seduced with glimpses of a parallel world that coexists with ours, but whose essence transcends the "normal" dimensions perceivable via our physical senses alone. The Ring o'Brodgar is a physical symbol of timelessness and transcendence. It is a place for serious contemplation and meditation. A boundary between all that has been forgotten and the just as mysterious unknown future history that is yet to be written."


The Ring o' Brodgar originally contained 60 stones, of which 27 still stand today. The stones range in height from 7' to 15', set within a circular ditch up to 10' deep, 30' wide and 1,200' in circumference carved out of the solid sandstone bedrock. Estimates place its origin between 2500 and 2000 BC.

WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS
Exhibit to April 16, 2010
The American Center for Physics, College Park, MD

8 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Lovely, I've been to this place, the photos capture the feel of the land perfectly.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Awesome photos. Have never been here, but now it's in my bucket list!

Sonia Schmorantz said...

Natal...
É o mês de confraternização Agradecimento pela vida
Bênçãos ao filho de DEUS
União, amor, reflexão!

Que o bom velhinho traga um saco cheinho de paz,
harmonia, fraternidade
Que o gesto de ternura se estenda de várias mãos
Que ao som dos sinos
O amor exploda em toda direção!

FELIZ NATAL!
UM ANO NOVO DE FÉ E SUCESSO!

Bergson said...

Beautifull black and white

kyungmee said...

what a wonderful project! Great images also. Thank you for bringing into our focus so many great artists!!

Nezzy said...

Amazing images. Thanks for sharing.

You have yourself one beautifully blessed weekend!!!

HELENA AFONSO said...

The photos are just wonderful! The place must really be that special magic place.......I am sorry not to be able to see the exhibition
HAPPY XMAS!
LET THERE BE PEACE IN OUR WORLD!
HELENA

naperville mom said...

Oh beautiful, beautiful images...Thanks for talking to all these wonderful artistes and sharing their works...Thanks also, for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, much appreciated!:-)