Chinese people or others more knowledgeable can correct me if I am wrong, but I have noticed that the Chinese like to collect and display stones as an art form.
In chinese cities I have seen large stones placed on the street as public art.
I would like to understand more about this. Is the point here to see the patterns of colors made in the stone?
Do the chinese feel there are spirits in the rocks?
Why is raw stone with no carving considered an art form or object of beauty?