We are in a volatile time in the world right now as we experience the Covid-19. We wanted to create a space / place for our community express words of encouragement, fear, art, and other feelings in a safe and simple visual way.
The Community Rock Garden – you matter, you are not alone, and you are part of a community Why: We are all experiencing something new (covid-19) which impacts us all and we have many thoughts and feelings about it. Our community has a rich history of supporting each other and I thought a community rock garden would be a good way to express ourselves to one another in simple, but visual way.
How It Works: Select a rock, paint/draw on the rock images, messages, encouragement, feelings, art, or what ever you want. Then add it to the tree line garden area located in the middle Greenbriar/Saybrook park, barked/natural areas (not grass) around the trees.
Who: Anyone who wants to participate, all ages What: rocks painted your expressions on a rock and share it in our garden When: Started 3/27/2020 – no end date Where: Greenbriar Saybrook Park, in State College, PA (row of trees in between near the Greenbriar pavilion) Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/X6av42yNZz3LLYJ16
Think about a feeling, message, word, encouragement, etc. you want to express
Locate a rock, consider the texture and size as it relates to your expression
Clean the rock, may need to scrub with soap and water
Paint/draw your image, words, phase, symbols, etc on the rock
You can use anything you want, paint, markers, crayons, nail polish, glitter… be as creative as you wish… stick figures are good too
You may want to apply a base coat then paint on top of that layer
Be sure to seal your work with a clear coat of paint or nail polish
You can add your name or not. I would suggest first names or initials only if you do. Dates are fine.
Add your rock/rocks to the garden area: row of trees located in the middle of Greenbriar park
If others are visiting the garden, please remain 6’ apart
Add rocks in bark area around the trees, NOT IN THE GRASS
Don’t touch someone else’s rock
Add as many rocks as you want, whenever you want
Share this with other friends especially in Greenbriar, Saybrook, Chestnut Ridge, and Chestnut Ridge Manor.
No experience or special skill necessary
If you would like to participate and are unable to get out of your home or walk the distance within the park, I would be happy to pickup your rock, add it to the garden and send you pictures, I bet your next door neighbor would also.
If you would like to help with this project by clearing away the leaves and brush around the trees, feel free. Thank you
Share pictures of your work, your story of the meaning behind your art work, the rock garden, you at the garden, etc on social media (be sure to tag us or checkin at Crows Nest Arts) FacebookInstagram CrowsNestArts1
Thank you so much for sharing this lovely rock garden idea. I just added one and would encourage others to do the same. The process of creating and then taking it to the designated spot in the park felt nourishing. Good for the soul. Jody