I'm not sure what it is about walking in the woods, alone with my thoughts. It's quiet, except for the sound of my feet and the crunching leaves on the trail, maybe a bird, or some little critter dusting up leaves as he scurries along the ground. But that's it. It's kind of like all the stuff in life takes a back seat—that to do list, work, anything that's annoying you.Read More
Cool Art Installation, Stickwork, at St. John's University
What a great place to go outside and explore—and to be able to walk through the inside of a piece of art! There are trails behind this area, too. And it's free!
"Lean on Me" has been up since 2012. I thought it was due to come down this Fall, but I couldn't find where I read it, so now I'm not sure. The artist Patrick Dougherty creates these Stickwork structures all over the world. While it's starting to show its age a bit now, they have withstood high winds and other weather—in fact it held up far better than many homes last summer during several severe storms!
The images show details of the doorway, wall, and interior roof, plus a couple extra photographs of the area.
I really do encourage you to run out to St Johns to see this. It's just west off the exit on I-94 as you head west out of St. Cloud/St. Joseph.
"Lean on Me" is available as a print or canvas.
~Barb Kellogg, photographer, tea drinker, and dark chocolate lover firstname.lastname@example.org