In North Carolina, it is almost time for school to start. Some alternative schools have started already. Soon, these schoolyard rocks- harboring memories of students who have already graduated- will be repainted with symbols and slogans from a fresh batch of seniors. The above rock belongs to the students at Northern Guilford High School, The Nighthawks. Very often, these rock paintings represent rival causes. In the case above, the rock seems to simply document a senior event last spring.
In this era of tattoos, tagging, and graffiti, students have become quite talented at decorating their rocks. The above rock, with its rainbow side and black background, is too pretty not to record on film. We wonder if schools archive the painting on their rocks. That would be a great project for an art student. Have you ever been involved in rock painting? One of the earliest examples appears to be The Rock on the campus of Northwestern University, there since 1902.