Stone Sculptures in Frick Park

"Man Made Militia" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA - Installation - Sculpture of stone -

“Man Made Militia” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – I guess you could consider this an installation… Placed on the bank of Nine Mile Run… This spot just felt right… So I sat and played… They are roughly 4′ tall…

 

"Friends" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA - Installation of Stacked Stones

“Friends” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – These stones were carved out of the cliffs that flank the creek… Transported here in a destructive flood… Only to be organized into what I believe is art… Temporary… But art…

"Group Shot" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA

“Group Shot” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – During creation… I found myself questioning if what I was doing was illegal… I wasn’t removing anything… And I wasn’t vandalizing… Just organizing…

"Pawn" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA

“Pawns” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – As I was playing in the stones… I met a few people… One of them had a curious dog that got a little too close to one of the sculptures… And knocked it over… The woman was extremely apologetic… I found this odd…

"Double Take" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA

“Double Take” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – These stones were placed here by the destructive forces of a flood… That is also how they will be destroyed… To me… That is part of the beauty… Dogs share the park with humans… To witness a tower be destroyed by a tiny dog… Well that is also beautiful… Curiosity killed the stack…

"Pot Belly" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA

“Pot Belly” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – Part of the beauty to me is the fact that the forces that gave me my canvas and medium… Will also erase them… The dog… Was simply an extension of those forces… That is fucking beautiful to me… Seriously…

"Leaner" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA

“Leaner” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – I always thought of art as having to be something that lasted a long time… These sculptures… They might not even be here tomorrow… But that is beautiful to me… Claimed by nature… The very thing I draw inspiration from… Fucking beautiful… I don’t know what else to say…

"Stack" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA

“Patiently Waiting” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – Although I gather the stones from all around me… The base stone is always left as is… I do not move it… I do not alter it… I just figure… That is where my stack was intended to go…

"Behind" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA

“Behind” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – If you have any interest in seeing this installation… Follow the trail next to Nine Mile Run down towards the bottom… It is on the stream bank…

"Backlight" - © chriscondello 2013 - Frick Park - Pittsburgh, PA

“In The Shadow” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Sculpture of Stone – This was the first “sculpture” photo I took in the morning… So I figured I would close with it… Hope you enjoyed my little journey…

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8 thoughts on “Stone Sculptures in Frick Park

  1. Love this Christopher, Just making the world a little more interestng. Isn’t that what art is all about. Nice job.

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  2. deidre zobrist says:

    I love these, Christopher! Seeing this to be done with stones and then the end result of stone people or soldiers is really creative. Love it! Dee Z

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  3. acondello says:

    Reblogged this on acondello.

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  4. petrujviljoen says:

    You mentioned in a previous post that you are working on making prints available for sale of these installations. I’d be interested in buying one.

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  5. petrujviljoen says:

    I understand you seeing the beauty in the installations’ eventual destruction by the very source that supplied the materials for it. It’s part of the ‘work’. Do you plan on going back from time to time to photograph their evolution? They are truly, truly wonderful.

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  6. Cathy says:

    Really beautiful.

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  7. gem says:

    there are no words for how awesome this is … i imagine myself as someone who has just seen that totally unexpected simple yet amazing thing … just as i am walking along … in the beauty of that place … yeah words just can’t even come close

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  8. Rosie says:

    Thank youf for sharing. I trully wish i could come see them in person. I am a wee bit far away for that. And honestly would have a difficult time walking down too rough a trail.

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