Sticks and Stones Art — Photo-Essay   1 comment

Tanuri Ridge includes about 40 acres along the Tanque Verde wash,
which runs into the Rillito River.
Thirty-six years ago there were concrete picnic tables
under several big cottonwood trees.
Since that time there has been a flood washing away the tables
and a fire that destroyed many of the trees.
Now it is frequented by people walking their dogs and horseback riders,
and yes, photographers like myself.

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When we moved to Tanuri Ridge in 2010,
I went for a walk down by the wash 
and discovered
different forms of nature sculpture alone the trails.

 

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Someone was taking sticks and stones to create art.

 

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Over the years, some of the art would be removed while new appeared.

 

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I began to ask around and learned the art was probably the work of
David and Margarita Berg.

 

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David was a resident of Tanuri Ridge when we move here.
During my first walk down by the wash,
I discovered a memorial to Margarita Berg.
Previously, I had met David in the community,
so I called him and asked if I might interview him
for a newsletter I was preparing for Tanuri Ridge — he agreed.
Click here for a link to that posting I wrote on David and Margarita, June 8, 2011.

 

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David no longer lives in Tanuri Ridge,
but it is evident that he returns to maintain Margarita’s memorial,
which has the same signature as the Tanque Verde wash art —
sticks and stones.

— kenne

 

 

One response to “Sticks and Stones Art — Photo-Essay

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  1. Very cool; perfect in b&w.

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