One man’s junk . . .

This is a shot I took last summer at a wholesale stone yard/quarry/fabricator in Central, Ohio. I was drawn to this stone because of it’s great color and potential to become a piece of art in the landscape. As stand alone elements or as a collection of pieces to create a “scene” in the landscape. Whether they are surrounded by plants or some sort of stone bed.

I have always liked going to stone yards and wandering through the back areas or junk piles. I just let my mind kind of wander and take in the scene. Also I look at the way the collections are piled together and think how I could turn that around and use that formation in some of my landscapes.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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