Jack has always had a passion for rocks and over the years had accumulated a large collection of all shapes and sizes. When we moved to Australia his stones came with him. Joining a lapidary club he began cutting and polishing the specimens. He soon had an impressive collection, so to display them he began a labour of love and used the largest to build a 6 column structure round the side of the house. It took many months to complete and we called it “the Bali corner”. On the south side it is a delightful, cool place in summer to entertain, or sit and relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
Look closer, do you recognise any of the specimens?
When we travelled around Australia, from 2010 to 2014, many hours were spent fossicking for more rocks. When cut these unassuming lumps of rock can reveal hidden patterns that have been formed over millions of years. Jack is now making elegant stands to display them. Yesterday he took these photos to show that nature is the ultimate artist in the creation of patterns.