Stone Helix

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In the just for fun category, I was thrilled when I found these helix earthworks, made from stone by Thea Alvin, a stonemason, at  They are just incredible with the stones held in place by gravity alone.

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I don’t know about you, but I want one of these in my yard. Oh yeah!!!!

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The three arch helix structure is on Thea’s property between Morrisville and Stowe, Vermont. She has transformed her yard into a sculpture park and it’s open 10-6 on weekends to the public, or by prior arrangement.  You can also request a tour by dropping Thea an e-mail at  She has also opened an artistan gallery in her barn called Rock, Paper, Scissors.

From Stowe, take Route 100 south towards Morrisville; look for the looping, three-arch stone sculpture and My Earthwork sign.  I have a trip planned to Vermont next year.  Maybe I’ll visit.

Here’s an article in the local Stowe paper and here’s a video of Thea where she discusses wanting to create stoneworks that are timeless.  I wonder if she realizes just how spiritual and timeless the helix, in particular the double helix is, reaching back through the entire timeline of humankind.

Maybe her next project will be to create a true double helix! What do you think, Thea?  Are you game???



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8 thoughts on “Stone Helix

  1. You are so right! Just like all those visual and audible symbols on Voyager(s) meant to express a common understanding with an alien species, this sculpture sends an understanding of the basics of life. Thanks for sharing!

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