Slice of Life: The River Sculpture Video Slice

Yesterday, we had our first of three days of parent-teacher conferences. What is nice about these days (other than connecting with parents, which I do enjoy) is that we have a half-day of school and the afternoon off. The weather here in New England has turned gorgeous lately and so, I was able to take my dog for a walk down to the river near my house before picking up my son from school (also, something I can do on these half days).

I took along my video camera, too, because I wanted to capture an unofficial sculpture project that a neighbor and his grandson have been doing down there, with remnants of glass and brick and odds and ends that were churned up and kicked free by the violent storms we had in late fall here.

Check it out:

Peace (in the pieces of stuff),


  1. What a glorious day to get that half day! When we have conferences, we end up with parent meetings during those half afternoons.

  2. Thanks for taking us along on the walk you took with your pup. That’s some project your neighbors have been working on. It’s fascinating to see all of the stuff they’ve collected. (I particularly liked the blue glass that was spiraled up to look like a sun.)

  3. What a cool new take on the slice of life. Makes me wonder what I could video that others may be interested in. I love how we inspire each other as writers, teachers, and artists. Thanks for that little touch of beauty.

  4. You are so creative in your slices. That is a great video of an amazing piece of work in progress. I love the different shapes of rocks and it looked like sea glass was mixed in there too. Love Duke! Thanks for taking us along.

  5. What a great idea! Bryson and I enjoyed your shadow at the beginning while you introduced this project – especially when you waved to us. 🙂
    I love that you have captured this beautiful project on video. There’s some kind of fleeting quality to art like this – that eventually Mother Nature will move these pieces to another gallery. But I’m glad we could see them on display with you and Duke.

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