March, 2005

Sun, Spiral and Stone

Spiral

Newgrange

One of Ireland’s oldest megaliths, Newgrange, is made of stone, quartz and earth. On the darkest day of the year, the winter solstice, the suns rays shine through a corridor into an inner chamber. Four rooms meet in the middle of the structure to form a center. There you can see spirals carved into the walls and highly decorative design work. Tomb? Ceremonial Space? Bomb shelter? Not much is known about the original purpose of the space.
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Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon is home to spiral markings, celestial calendars and giant structures. Many aligned with the paths of the sun and the moon. Advanced markers charting earth, star and sky. New Mexico is home to Pueblo Bonito is the largest and most famous of the Chaco Canyon ruins.
Fajada butte holds the “Sun Dagger”, one of the spiral petroglyphs that charts movement with shadow and light.

Cob Bench

Cob Bench

This bench is located in SW Portland, Oregon. It was born soon after the Natural Building Convergence in 2002. It is intended to give people a place to take a rest on the way up a very large hill.
There is a papercrete seat on it to keep your butt from getting all dirty. The green stained glass was built in place. All the clay and rock came from the surrounding area.

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I Love Cob! Is Born!

cob, made of cob
Today, after many hours of starring at the computer, I have unleashed the new i love cob blog, powered by Word Press » and designed by Organic Arts | Web Design, yep – that’s me.

I hope that it will become a valuable resource for natural builders and those interested in art, green building, renewable energy and permaculture.