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Installations & Sculptures
Conversation with a Forest 25' x 10' x 4'
reclaimed materials sculpture installation for CoCA Seattle at the 2011, 3rd Annual Carkeek Park
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Heaven and Earth "Cycle of Return"
photos: Nichole DeMent
left:framework for installation being constructed in West Seattle right: detail of "Conversation with a Forest" at Carkeek Park
Seattle Art Museum Gallery - Installation "Garden of Denial" (left) & "Preservation of Decay (right)
Foster White Gallery, Seattle - Rock Bros. sculpture installation "East meets West"
MadArt in the Park, Seattle, Cal Anderson Park - "Brush Pile" Large site-specific Rock Bros. sculptural installation
Installation of Brushes at The Broadway Building, Seattle WA.
photo: Urban Art Concept
Rock Bros. piece Installed at Garrigan Lyman Group
Collection of Garragon Lyman Group, Seattle
Collection of Michael & Marjorie Alhadeff , Seattle
collection of Pascal Tanguay, France
reclaimed materials collage, paint
Installation of commmission piece for Potter Construction, Seattle
C.O.C.A.'s Heaven & Earth Sculpture Exhibit 2009
Stephen Rock and the Rock Brothers also use all-natural materials in "Executive Decision," consisting of four picnic tables under seeming aerial attack. One table surface is pierced by a chunky, pointed Douglas fir wedge, while landscaping boulders lance the others.
The artists' stated intent is to explore how "issues, once laid on a table, can hardly be ignored." The piece's blend of utility and violent whimsy merit permanent placement in Carkeek Park. Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times:
Installed at Carkeek Park , June 2009
Executive Decision (right) The installation at Rock Brothers Studio East in Ellensburg, Wa.
Detail of finished table with D.fir through top. photo: William Brody
Executive Decision is a dining table made of salvaged ash. Hand crafted with a modern design, the uncured wood was allowed to warp when drying. The table was then altered by driving a large wedge of rough wood through the surface to create an artistic statement about the choices we make and why.
Three additional picnic tables (above) were placed at equal distances around the central piece. The wood is reclaimed and hand milled by the Rock Bros. from 100 year old irrigation canal wood from the Kittitas Valley. Each of the picnic tables have landscape sized boulders placed into cutouts on top of the tables. This creates an additional scale to the installation and pushes the conversation regarding how issues, once laid on a table, can hardly be ignored.
the 2nd Horseman
reclaimed mill scraps, rope, chain, misc wood and metal
Collection of Alison and Glen Milliman, Seattle
The New American Dream Home
Reclaimed deck railing from my mother, new deck,old growth fence wood, door knob, hinges
sticks,metal, ash, fir
Collection of Susan Levy
driftwood, well casing, steel
Collection of MIchael & Marjorie Alhadeff
Nail Table - interactive installation
d. fir, old growth fence posts, railroad spikes, angle iron, interactive nail elements
Misc. found, reclaimed, altered and manufactures objects, books and electronic keyboard
Log Brush & paintings done with log loader
Log brush of fir with cedar shrub brush tip, rope, steel and accompanying paintings of acrylic on primed canvas