Silent ResonanceArtist: Torval Keller
Dimensions: Sizes Vary
Current Location: Greenwood Village
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About Silent Resonance
This rock garden reflects the history of a prehistoric monument, while holding true to its contemporary creation. Granite from a local quarry comprises this stone formation, and stands in parallel with the mystical presence of ancient rock structures. Stonehenge in England, the Ring of Brodgar in Scotland, Carnac in France, and other Neolithic architecture found throughout Germany and Scandinavia are obvious influences. The materials and stones for these formations were also normally found locally; however, much of the information about how societies transported and erected these massive stones remains lost in history. It is thought that many of these megalithic constructions embody a connection with astronomy, and in their existence they determine celestial and astronomical events, like the solstice and equinox. These ancient stone formations are sometimes associated as a territorial marker or tomb indicator, and thus have ties with sacred ritual acts and religious ideology. Most monolithic architecture is formed in concentric circles, and is commonly linked with druid and pagan rituals surrounding the solstice. This rock garden is more abstract in its construction and relationship with the landscape. The placement of the rocks is not symmetrical and thus reflects the design of Japanese Zen gardens as well. Regardless of historical references, these formations mark an infinite amount of symbolism as they continue to inscribe and compliment the modern landscape.