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Zen Garden of Dental Gravel

use teeth as the gravel for a Zen garden
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In a traditional Zen Garden, sand is carefully raked around a set of protruding stones in order to create an area of quiet contemplation.

Zen Garden of Dental Gravel follows this same principal, but with two main variations.

The first of these is the nature of the gravel itself. In this case it is modelled and mass produced to look exactly like extracted teeth. Only about a hundred different teeth are required to create the necessary variety needed for mass production. Some teeth have fillings in place; some have stains and broken bits. When they are poured and scattered at odd angles, the net effect is that they all look slightly different.

The second variation involves the protruding stones in the garden. Instead of solid stones there are dark inscrutable holes of various sizes around which the teeth gravel is carefully raked into lines.

Visitors are invited to add a real tooth to the collection, where it will be included in the installation during one of the periodic rakings.

See promotional pic in link.

xenzag, May 03 2020

https://sodabred.tu...dental-gravel-its-a [xenzag, May 03 2020]

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       Suprised everyone doesn't have one already.
pocmloc, May 03 2020
  

       //In this case it is modelled and mass produced to look exactly like extracted teeth. //   

       I fail to see the point.
FlyingToaster, May 03 2020
  

       If all of them had fine nylon cord attached to the root, which ran down through the support surface and around little pulleys to an actuating wiggler, then you could rig up a motion detector to set them all chattering when someone walked up the path.
pocmloc, May 03 2020
  

       This is kinda mental. And dental. And oriental.
wagster, May 03 2020
  

       The garden if wisdom...   

       ...teeth.   

       What wags said, tripled.
blissmiss, May 03 2020
  

       ^ Yes, these are those!
whatrock, May 04 2020
  

       Hi blissy! <waves>. Long time no bake.
wagster, May 04 2020
  

       Where in the hell have you been, waggy?
blissmiss, May 04 2020
  

       Oh, I went exploring...
wagster, May 08 2020
  

       To the back of beyond, and now round at the front of beyond again!
xenzag, May 08 2020
  

       He went to find himself.   

       What he found wasn't worth having. So he came back.
8th of 7, May 08 2020
  

       Did he throw it into the volcano in Mt. Doom?
RayfordSteele, May 08 2020
  

       I went to check out the rest of the internet, but it wasn't very good so I came back.
wagster, May 08 2020
  

       [xenzag], off-topic but in Kundalini Yoga we sometimes focus our breath and love towards the back of our heart, and/or lungs. A place rarely remembered or touched in day to day meditation.   

       That's where I pictured wags. Wandering the chambers of the back of my heart.
blissmiss, May 08 2020
  

       Oh wait...INSERT SMART ASS REMARK BY 8TH HERE..._____
blissmiss, May 08 2020
  

       I went there too. Most of it was very nice with well-tended herbaceous borders, but there were a few dark areas that I avoided.
wagster, May 08 2020
  
      
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