Graffiti carved into natural rock face

Every year new carvings are etched on this area of colourful sandstone cliff face. This is just one example location. The incised marks weather and wear away fairly rapidly so that new parts soon become available for fresh graffiti. The rock surface is an ever changing canvass with successive generations of mark making. I deplore the mindless vandalism of the acts that deface this wonderful rock, but I am nevertheless attracted to the resultant surface when taken as an abstract whole.

7 Replies to “Rock Carving SB1”

  1. If people stopped inscribing initials, I guess the rock would be self cleaning. Acid rain, wind-borne sand, and waves would scour the existing carvings away and restore the natural surface. The soft rock face would erode naturally anyway but at a slower pace.

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