This is how the story of Blocks begins (by Unknown, grade 8).

Hi, my name is Blocks. I use to live in the town Boondocks. I took a family trip recently to the North Shore in Duluth, Minnesota. I met my new baby cousin Douglas Smith and 6 year old Lance Smith. During our trip Douglas was asking about me. I told him I was painted by Frida Kahlo, the famous artist. I explained to Douglas that Frida was shy and very quiet, and acted sometimes crazy and wild. I showed him all the colorful and unique shapes she had meticulously took the time to paint and design on my face. Douglas seemed interested and we had plenty of time left to drive, so I explained more. I told him how Frida was riding a bus and it collided with a street car. She was impaled by a steel handrail which went through her hip and out the other side. I told Douglas how she suffered serious injuries including fractures in her spine and pelvis. Frida spent a few weeks in the hospital recovering. She then started her self portrait. Then all the sudden Douglas yells we are here. I see the hotel.


Blocks (RMS208) is part of a series of ‘Artist’ rocks created by students 8th grade Visual Arts Students in Mrs. Hahn’s class at Rogers Middle School, Minnesota, USA. We invite you to visit all RMS rocks and submit your comments and feedback.

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