David Kirby just got in contact regarding his new book Stone Dead Forever II, a series of messages written on to pebbles along Southsea Seafront. A unique and interesting way to add a little treat to your walk, if you’re keeping your eyes out…
“In 2008 I started a project writing on pebbles on Southsea beach. I photographed the stones and left them there for people to find and enjoy. The first book, “Stone Dead Forever”, came out in 2010 and featured over 60 photos of inscribed stones.
In 2009, photos of the stones were featured on the GPS website by the South Bank Centre, London. There is a group on Flickr, at http://www.flickr.com/groups/stone_dead_forever/ where you can see the full set and upload pictures of your own poetical pebbles.
Three and a half years later the project is still going and I have scribbled and drawn on over 450 stones. Text comes from experiences, ideas, song lyrics, poetry and conversations. A few have been written by request, but I would rather encourage you to grab a permanent marker and go out and scribble, write or draw on your own pebble. This new book, “Geologic Shift” collects together 40 or so of the most recent photographs for you to enjoy.”
Preview the book on Blurb at www.blurb.com/bookstore