An of ice age tumbled and
grind granite becomes a holy stone.
In almost three year it had waited in my stone collection in order to
In the spring of 1997 I carved a runestone in "Skytteholms kursgårds" show-case in Stockholm International fairs. The Show-case was small, so I needed a small stone to work with.
I looked long on a stoneglobe in my collection, a stone that I hadn't managed to come up with anything on what it should become.
|Then came the inspiration... The round stone got, a rune inscription,
images and importance, all was sketched up during one evening. The stone globe
became a holy stone.
The pictures displays a successful guild, a festival with food, beverage, dance and folk musicians. A image displays furthermore how to use the stone. Two more images is to be carved on the backside of the stone.
The rune inscription is personal, here the stone speaks with its own words. It desires attention and want to be a part of guild and feast in order to give us happiness and welfare in the future.
The bowl on the peak of the globe is the place for donations. Here one give something that is important for one self, food, coins or beverage, something that you want to keep but now is given to the stone instead.
The token is more important then the
gift. To show respect for the stone is to show respect for
our nature, the nature that we are depending of for our survival, the
nature that we all to often, harvest and destroy.
||The stone, that is of reddish
granite, was found in a sand ridge from the ice age on the
way to Dalarö, some ten kilometers south of Stockholm, there of its
The pictures is carved in simple embossment, the runes are carved normally. The motifs are taken out of my own reality and displays a successful guild with food, beverage, dance and music.
Observe the cat Rune, my companion beneath all, that inspects the contents of the pot.
Since the stone
isn't that big, and doesn't weigh all that
In the image I receive a royal visit by
princess Lillian in the
It felt safe when Princess
Uppdaterad 14 september, 2006 av Kalle Runristare All rights reserved, ©