Celina, Ohio: Quilted Rock

A tall boulder painted in bright-colored squares in an otherwise flat, green landscape. Next to the road, with its own pull-off and official sign.
Karch Rd, Celina, OH
From Celina, drive west 4.5 miles on Hwy 29. The rock will be on the left, at the intersection of Karch Rd.
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Quilted Rock.

Quilted Rock

A huge and colorfully painted boulder makes the entrance to the Stoneco Quarry. The improbably bright colors stick out like a sore thumb against the neutral shades of farmland near Celina. Behind the boulder is a giant piece of equipment mounted for display, although I'm not knowledgeable enough to identify it. There is a small pull-off area at the side of the road for a quick, safe photo-op.

[Kitsa, 02/14/2017]

The rock was originally a boundary marker that had become a target for graffiti. Local artist Brenda Robinson transformed it into Quilted Rock in 2014, similar in spirit to Ugo Rondinone's day-glo rocks.

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