Patterns of Memory, 230 boulder installation at Varnupiai Sacred Mound (piliakalnis)

Patterns of Memory is my 230 boulder installation at the base of Varnupiai Sacred Mound (piliakalnis) in Lithuania. Early in the morning, I walked through the fog at this land art, archeo-mythologic installation. The chirping birds, this early on a foggy morning, were impressive. A brief video of this experience can be viewed by clicking HERE

High school students painted “neuronal” patterns on the boulders. Three of them at work can be seen HERE. The paint used was water soluble, and washed off with the first rainfall, which occurred the next day.

I invited three other students to paint my boulder, numbered 230. Their efforts can be seen HERE.

With my relatives, we greeted the Summer Solstice, on June 21, at these boulders. The appearance of the stones, at that moment in time when the sun reaches it’s most northerly position, can be seen HERE

During this trip to Lithuania, I had a chance to visit Nida and Juodkrante. This is an incredibly beautiful location that I had never seen before. A brief sojourn along the Baltic Sea can be viewed HERE

I am very grateful for all of the dedication and work that Onute Surdokiene put into realizing this project. 


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