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Stone Dead Forever

Local artist David G Kirby has been dropping free art around the city for years now and is constantly creating pieces of work in a variety of ways.

In 2008 he started writing on pebbles found on Southsea beach, near where he lives. He photographed the stones and left them there for people to find and enjoy. He has now created a book that collects together 60 or so of the photographs for you to enjoy.
The stones have also been featured on the GPS website by the South Bank Centre, London.
The project also has it’s own group on Flickr, at http://www.flickr.com/groups/stone_dead_forever/ where fans can see and even upload pictures of pebbles that they have written themselves.

You can buy the book on Blurb following the link below. Prices start at £12.95.

See more of David’s work on his Flickr site.

http://www.blurb.com/books/1602249


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  1. Rachel Grimes

    17 October

    I found one of these stones on the beach about 18 months ago, it’s the one that says ‘This stone thinks trees are evil’ I had no idea about David G Kirbys work until i read about this here, i thought i’d found a really random thing on the beach, it’s now on a shelf in my garden!

  2. marc horne

    12 November

    hi, found a stone today in Druridge bay with “determination written on it. Could this be the same guy
    are they worth anything?
    regards

    Marc

  3. Los Dave

    13 November

    Hi Marc,

    Not one of mine sadly. A lot of people connect with the idea and enjoy leaving messages for people to find. I’ve got a collection of a few that I’ve found laying about the place that other people have left, including some of Pete Codling’s Million Pebbles.
    http://www.petecodling.co.uk/one_million_pebbles.htm

    Enjoy.
    🙂

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