Prentiss Riddle: Art

aprendiz de todo, maestro de nada

Prentiss Riddle

home art austin books
causes chuckles garden
kids language movies
music time toys travel
Search this site

Archive by date
Archive by title

Stone prayers

Yesterday in I stopped by the mysterious South Austin rock garden and saw these two messages in ephemeral stone.

Pray for wisdom: stones, South Austin Pray for peace: stones, South Austin

I'm sure the neighbors know who this artist is but I don't. The rock garden is down the street from a sweet art park which he or she may also have a hand in.

art 2005.03.27 link


I do not get it. What is the big deal about the rocks? Can't understand the meaning of the message....

Nahuatl71 [nahuatl71 cxe gmail punkto com] • 2005.03.28
One says "pray for wisdom", the other says "pray for peace".

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2005.03.28
Doesn't 'ephemeral' mean 'fleeting'? A strange thing to call stone.

jr [jr cxe jr punkto com] • 2005.03.28
Yes, stone is usually used for the most permanent of art (or nearly permanent -- remember Ozymandias). But this person works by placing rocks in temporary arrangements which will disappear the next time a car scrapes a curb or a fifteen-year-old kid feels like knocking something down.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2005.03.28
More art >