The stones, Monkton quartzite and Panton limestone, were leftovers from masonry work previously done on the home. The site was the back yard with a wide view of the Champlain Valley. The customer’s wish was to have a place to sit for stargazing.
I designed the shape and size of the construction based on the available materials. No drawing was made, I just imagined the piece in my head and went to work. First, I removed the sod and topsoil. Crushed stone was shoveled in for a footing. I wheel-barrowed the stone to the site and had the construction up a foot by the end of the day. On the second day I built up the seat and back, picked up after myself, and was home by suppertime.
Thanks to Karen and Mike L. for having me over to Addison County.