SoggyKnees Viewing Stones

Carvings by Patrick Metiva

What do YOU see in Stones? 

Over the years I have had the pleasure to walk along the rivers of Western Washington with my dog Kysus admiring the stones that mimic nature and the beauty of the area where I live.   Discovering that Suiseki, Gongshi, and Suseok are all varied views upon this ancient art, I found that I very much enjoy the challenge of enhancing the perceptions of these stones through carving.   

The photos (Courtesy of Danielle Cuvillier) show my endeavors to create daiza for these Stones.  

The woods vary, including Cherry, Mahogony, Walnut, Teak, Myrtle, Cocobolo, Maple, and Polyganum root.

My garage has become a haven for stones and various bits of wood that will one day find a match with one another. 

In the meantime, I continue walking Kysus while constantly keeping my eye out for that next stone or bit of wood to find it's way into my pockets. 

Peace to all and looking forward to hearing from you.