Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sandstone Vandalism

The sandstone walls in Southern Minnesota's Whitewater State Park are riddled with carvings, essentially vandalism of public property, and it's beautiful. I'm not sanctioning vandalism at all but you have to agree that the way the water and wind have weathered the carvings of hundreds of hikers is simply amazing.

The handmade typography which is mostly names, initials and hearts becomes an abstract mural and in some cases faces and other literal shapes start to appear where unintended. The natural umbra of the sandstone paired with the soft edges of the carvings is really quite breathtaking as you hike along it's edge.

I would just like to reiterate that I do NOT condone the defacing of public property, especially natural elements such as rocks.