out at Aquatic Park near the Maritime Museum and Municipal Pier at the
end of Van Ness Avenue. Since the mid-1990s Ron has created simple yet
startlingly beautiful works of art by simply - or not so simply - stacking
stones that seem to defy gravity along this craggy but manicured shore.
Why the balancing act? Ron in his own words: "It's a metaphor for the wonderful
world we live in. No matter what's going on, Mother Nature provides us
with this beautiful world. Look at these surroundings, with the incredible
Golden Gate, Alcatraz Island, the Hyde pier museum, the bay, and so many
different kinds of trees and beautiful birds coming together right here.
It makes all the bitterness and problems in the world seem so small." There
are others who create rock art along the bay, but Ron is the only one who
does so from a spiritual calling without openly soliciting donations
or marketing photos.