The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park @ ROCA, founded in 2005, is the only outdoor site in Rockland County that hosts rotating exhibits of sculpture. The Sculpture Park provides artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale artworks and conduct workshops. RoCA invites the community to interact with the art in this outdoor environment, which encompasses over 10 acres adjacent to the historic Buttermilk Falls.
The Park features sculptors with international, as well as, regional reputations. Audio tours are available onsite using smart phones, and below on this page. The park is open to the public free of charge, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.
Michael Natiello - "Red Neck Gong"
Winn Rea - "Displacement Flow: South"
Herman Roggeman - "The Burghers"
Peter Schlemowitz - "Green Lighting"
In these reductive works, I transform objects through the process of meticulously removing the majority of material from them, while retaining the object's identity and structure ...CV
I have always enjoyed nature and taking long hikes into the woods. I studied sculpture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY and was trained in wood sculpture by Toshio Odate whose inspirational large sculptures struck a chord with me. My philosophy has always been to recycle existing materials into another life form. This has been true for my architectural restoration business (reusing old doors, fixtures and antique materials) and creating period rooms and settings with them.
I strongly believe that living in an expanding population that we must recycle materials as much as possible starting with ourselves.
Andy Moerlein | Ancient Migration
The avian clan has circumnavigated the earth, settling in regions far-flung and often only seasonably habitable. Migration is an adaptation that has facilitated exceptional diversity amongst birds. A marvelous complex of instincts amended by shared experiences and patterned learning drive the seasonal shifts in bird populations.
In the Hudson River Valley, Canadian Geese have become increasingly less migratory, many species of southern migrants have moved north following climate change. More song birds and game birds are appearing where they have not been seen before and some are no longer seen in the region at all.
Ancient Migrationaddresses the many mysteries of migration and suggests the scale of human misunderstanding of this complex behavior. - AM
Eric David Laxman | The Bump in the Road
Mixed Media: Found metal objects Steel & Stone10'H X 6'W X 6'D 2015
In our life's journeys we often encounter obstacles that threaten to disrupt our balance and equilibrium.
This sculpture is a metaphor for our daily struggles and
the ability to persevere in spite of "The Bumps In The Road." I want the assorted parts of this composition to seem precariously balanced and on the verge of collapse. - EDL
Is a sculptor that works primarily in steel. Designing and fabricating large scale sculpture for interior or exterior locations. Specific, site specific, commissions are very welcome. Most of the images are of models for future fabrication. Any model may be commissioned full scale.
Split Decision, Copper repousse, $23,000
Teapots in Tempest, Bronze cast in stone, $15,000
Bill Hochhausen is a long-time resident of Rockland County where he has been an active member of the art community. He has public works at the Yeager Health Center in Pomona and Thorpe Village in Sparkill. He has been a valued member of the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn faculty for many years.
Faces, Head 1: 50" x 62" x3"
Head 2: 55" x 60" x 3"
Head 3: 49" x 52" x 5", $15,000 each
The faces on view were originally created for Faces: Times Square, a block-long sculpture composed of 34 faces forged from a continuous line of 1.5" diameter steel bar, woven in and out of a custom made fence, which graced the traffic median between 45th and 46th Streets, and 7th Avenue and Broadway from 1996-2009. They were commissioned as a result of the artist winning the Excellence in Design award from The Art Commission of the City of New York.
Waffle, foam, urethane resin, aluminum and paint, 2008, $40,000
Waffle was created as a project of the New York Public Art Fund and was originally displayed at Metrotech, Brooklyn. Friedman was born in Detroit and educated at The Art Institute of Chicage, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Yale University. Her work has been included in group exhibitions internationally and she has had solo exhibitions in Detroit, Chicago and New York. She is represented by Wallspace, NY.
Life Signs (Series), Tai-Chi, 34" x34", enamel on aluminum, 2003, NFS
Life Signs is an installation of eight aluminum signs depicting silhouettes of people engaged in simple intimate human interactions. Originally conceived as a response to 9/11, the piece was installed in Union Square Park for two months in 2003. While most signs issue warnings or deny access or permission, these signs empower people to reclaim the public space and to take note of the signs of life all around them.
Hathor, Styrofoam, cement and paint, 8' high
Giant Panda, Styrofoam, cement and paint, 8' high
Donna Dodson's "pre-med studies and her passion for Egyptian art [as well as]…. African sculptures and Native American totems" led her to become a sculptor. Her work "celebrates the mystical relationship between human beings and the animal kingdom."
Aluminum, variable size
Grace Knowlton is an artist who travels freely through various art forms, methods and media. Her work includes photographs, drawings, paintings and sculpture made from both natural and synthetic materials. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions, and her work is represented in many public collections, including the Smith College Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Newark Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Fiore Blanco, 76"h x 44"d, steel and cement
Fiore Blanco has an organic, graceful quality that belies the fact of its industrial material construction - steel rods, mesh and concrete. Lorenz's sculpture is designed with three separate petal or leaf forms that rise joyfully from the ground and open to catch the sun.
Untitled, stone, 13 variable sculptures, Price Varies
They have been collected by the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore and the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.
Craig Usher, Scarsdale, NY
Paths, Stainless Steel 304 alloy
Craig Usher is a New York native, receiving his BFA at SUNY Purchase, and MFA at the New York Studio School. Following the completion of his studies, Craig took an extensive Tour of Europe, culminating in an honored residency position at European Sculpture Park in Poland. Upon his return, he was asked to assist an iron session class at Penland School of Craft. Craig is now settled in his Ossining, NY Studio, facing the Hudson River, and battling it out with his sculptures. He continues to show and make work; developing as an artist, educator, and human being. His current work embroils themes of rawness, landscape, and systemic imaginings.
Railroad, Found objects
Andre Voumard is a self-taught artist with an in-exhaustible imagination using found objects. Keep your eyes open. Mr. Voumard's sculptures are subtly placed along the two sculpture paths.
Our Special Thanks to David Karp for his expertise in creating the audio portion of the sculpture park tour.