Tuesday, June 27, 2006

ink jade limestone

i think i have found the perfect stone. a sample is being shipped from china. ink jade limestone has the advantage of weathering very well, features a naturalistic cleft and can handle a wide range of surface treatments. the white veins are a unique feature of this stone, bound to appear randomly throughout each piece. though it is dark, limestone won't be too hot in the summer sun. perfect. this image shows how the stone handles different surfacing techniques. the stones for the park will be honed on the front (south side) with deep cleft on the back (north side). the north side will gather moisture, and moss, settling in nicely over time. the south side will remain smooth and clean to the touch, providing a fine surface for sighting through the oculi.


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