The Great Stalacpipe Organ is an electrically actuated lithophone located in Luray Caverns, Virginia, USA. It is operated by a custom console that produces the tapping of ancient stalactites of varying sizes with solenoid-actuated rubber mallets in order to produce tones. The instrument’s name was derived from the resemblance of the selected thirty-seven naturally formed stalactites to the pipework of a traditional pipe organ along with its custom organ-style keyboard console. It was designed and implemented in 1956 over three years by Leland W. Sprinkle inside the Luray Caverns near Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA.
Egyptian terracotta figurine fashioned from Nile mud (above) and Ivory Statuette from the cave of Les Rideaux at Lespugne (below). Connected with fertility magic.
Creative Block. September 2014.
Creative blocks. September 2014
Studio arrangements. March 2012.
Woody Ravine, Table Mountain, Cape Town.
Suiseki are small naturally occurring or shaped rocks which are traditionally appreciated. They are similar to Chinese scholar’s rocks.
Wooden Anglepoise lamp I made for Craig Kaplan in 2011. Photo by Nicolas Matheus.
Photographic print for, “I take it all back”. 08 July – 08 June 2014. Curated by Maaike Bakker & Jayne Crawshay-Hall. NIROXprojects, Johannesburg.
Some cacti. Gouache on board.