June 21, 2024

Tennessee student leaves her mark on The Rock

The Rock has been a mainstay on the University of Tennessee campus for students to let their voices be heard. One UT student has taken the work seen on The Rock to a whole new level.

Junior Payton Miller has definitely left her mark on The Rock. Photo by Danielle Whaley. Photo By Danielle Whaley

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The Rock.

Those two simple words hold a world of meaning to students at the University of Tennessee. It has always been a place where students could go to promote events and give greetings to friends while also being the backdrop for wedding proposals, and more famously, the best place to show pride for the Vols.

Payton Miller, a junior studying pre-med and math, has become quite the legend with her works of art that she has painted onto the Rock in the past year.

On the heels of her latest works of the Tennessee Walking Horse, a mural of Smokey X and Uga, Georgia’s mascot, that she did for the SEC Network, there’s no telling what’s next for the artist that UT has come to know and love.

There is one thing that is for sure: she will keep painting and she will continue to leave her mark on the University of Tennessee.


Featured image by Danielle Whaley

Edited by Cody McClure

Video by Evan Ford, Josh Lively, and Danielle Whaley – April 24, 2015

Danielle is a senior studying Journalism and Electronic Media. Before coming to UT, she was a student intern for 106.3 ESPN Radio where she assisted in the broadcasts and productions of Pigeon Forge High School football and basketball. She is also a former sports correspondent for The Mountain Press and worked as a promotions assistant for the Tennessee Smokies. If she's not busy with the Triple Play podcast or writing sports stories, you'll most likely find her at St. John XXIII Catholic Center on campus or watching sports somewhere while she sips on an Arnold Palmer. Follow her on Twitter: @Dani_Marie_15