Studying occurs in an informal location (dormitory room? off-campus apartment?) as can be inferred from the haphazard display of papers and notices on the wall. As expected in a typical dtudent's pad, the furniture is mismatched. One boy sits on a round wooden stool with turned legs while the other sits on a square wooden stool with bracing. A small table is stacked with books. Suggesting college boys, a red coffee pot sits on the floor. A mug of half-drunk coffee adds to the feeling that "it's way past time to crack open the books!" There are many nonverbal clues of dramatic last minute panic: bodies are tense, heads are grabbed in frustration, eyes stare incomprehensively, a pencil is clenched between his teeth, a shoe is off, and toes are curled. Next to a wrinkled sheet of paper discarded on the floor is the probable reason for this frantic effort: the soccer ball under the table. Alabastrite is stone based polyresin which can be intricately molded to produce highly detailed works of art. Alabastrite, imported ca 2006.