Guyroglyphs – Pondering Rock and Cock

Writing means revealing oneself to excess

Franz Kafka

I’ve posted before about interest in graffiti or art as one may perceive. This sandstone wall in Kanopolis State Park is a fascinating place being covered in hundreds of names, dates, and other carvings.

There are markings at nearby Mushroom Rock State Park documented from pioneer days, which had me wondering when graffiti becomes artifacts. The Moab petroglyphs are considered priceless artifacts, but at their time must have been markings such as these.

Missing here as compared to much urban graffiti are the phallic and overtly sexual, possibly because this wall is a good mile hike from the parking lot. Perhaps it is school tradition to carve one’s name and date into the rock upon graduation or otherwise has a more somber relationship to the people?

Do people come back many years later with their children to see if their marking is still there and tell their children about how they carved their name in before leaving their home land for the wider world?

Am I taking the next technological step in digitizing the wall and writing with ones and zeroes to reveal myself in excess? A primary reason for this site is similar to the wall. A place to post a part of myself to a bigger, hopefully more permanent world.

And yes, to reveal myself in excess! The primal desire, thrill of the illicit, or a far-off wink of the like-minded in some distant location or time by using myself as a phallic symbol. My manhood, my penis on display! Me! ALL of me! Revealed to excess!

Wicked Wednesday

6 Comments

  1. Marie Rebelle

    With these pictures on the internet, you have definitely placed yourself ‘in history’ or as you have said it: “A primary reason for this site is similar to the wall.”
    We all want to make our mark, don’t we? Love the images πŸ™‚
    ~ Marie

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  2. gemmi72

    I was observing carvings on a rock in a place where we anchored yesterday. They seemed to be names and dates but the dates did not seem to match the apparent age of the carving.

    I marvelled at the need of humans to make their mark on a place when they visit.

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