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Art Shirer and Sherry Owens - wrapped hung rock

Art Shirer and Sherry Owens
wire-wrapped rock - 12 inches high
(including 5 inch high rock)

One of the first — if not the first online DallasArtsRevue story was Hanging Rocks at Connemara, which told of Dallas artists Art Shirer and Sherry Owen's collaborative installation of many hundreds of wire-wrapped rocks from the trees at the former rural sculpture park.

I lusted after the rocks when I saw the two artists patiently wrapping each one for hanging and when they were hung en masse from those trees — an amazing sight. But it wasn't until last month (November as I write this near the end of 2006) that Art gave me this eloquent object.

I took it home and hung it on my wall, where it is again after photographing it in my ersatz photography studio this afternoon.

Story and photograph by J R Compton.
Copyright 2006 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.
No Reproduction in any medium without specific
written permission. E-mail J R.