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PHOTOS: ‘A great lesson in transience’

  • An stacked rock sculpture is seen outside Hubbard’s home in downtown Concord on Nov. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Freeland Hubbard thinks about the positioning of his next stone in his stack outside his home in downtown Concord on Nov. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Freeland Hubbard adds another stone to a stack outside his home in downtown Concord on Nov. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Curtis Marden of Concord stacks stones as traffic continues outside Hubbard’s home in downtown Concord on Nov. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Freeland Hubbard (center) and Curtis Marden of Concord stack and balance rocks outside Hubbard’s home in downtown Concord on Nov. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Freeland Hubbard and Curtis Marden of Concord stack and balance rocks outside Hubbard’s home in downtown Concord on Nov. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Xxxxxxxxxx xxx x xxx xxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.Top: Xxxxxxxxxxx. Above: Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Left: Xxxxxxxxxxxxx.Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

With precision and patience, Freeland Hubbard and Curtis Marden placed the last few stones in the makeshift sculpture garden they were creating last week as a gust of wind knocked down half their work. “It’s a great lesson in transience,” Hubbard said standing outside his downtown Concord home, stacks of stones balanced in the flower bed. He said he picked up rock balancing a few years ago as a nonreligious meditative practice, but he only recently started arranging the stones in front of his home. For the spring, he’s thinking about adding sand and a small rake in true Zen garden fashion.