FAQ Topic: Kettering Rocks!

Van Alstine, John, Memorial for 9/11, 2002

John Van Alstine Memorial for 9/11, 2002 Indiana Limestone and Painted Steel Location: Lincoln Park Civic Commons Artist John Van Alstine create the piece “Memorial for 9/11” with a gathering and sitting space for the community. The 26,600 pound sculpture is also a solar calendar, allowing the solar noon sun to line up with the … Continued

Ushio, Keizo, Untitled, 2002

Keizo Ushio (Japan) Untitled, 2002 Indiana Limestone Location: Lincoln Park Civic Commons Japanese artist Keizo Ushio’s stone carving is recognized throughout the world for his mastery of the difficult technique in carving intertwining ribbons of stone and three-dimensional circles. This Indiana Limestone sculpture of intertwining ribbon of limestone incorporates the symbol of love. Keizo Ushio … Continued

Seiberts, Anno, Rock Waves, 2002

Anno Seiberts (Germany) Rock Waves, 2002 Indiana Limestone Location: Delco Park German artist Anno Seiberts’ 26,000 pound sculpture Rock Waves simulates wave formations on the face and the rear of the stone and is repeated in the ripple effects of the water at its location by the pond at Delco Park. The setting surrounding the … Continued

Ortega Perez, Irma, Terrestrial Formation, 2002

Irma Ortega Perez (Spain) Terrestrial Formation, 2002 Indiana Limestone Location: Governor’s Place Spanish artist Irma Ortega Perez completed her 16,800 pound stone, “Terrestrial Formation” as a part of 2002’s Kettering Rocks! stone sculpture symposium. Perez has spent years developing a series of formations on the growth and development of urban centers and urban infastructure systems, … Continued

Minekov, Velislav, Untitled, 2002

Velislav Minekov (Bulgaria) Untitled, 2002 Indiana Limestone Location: Indian Riffle Park Velislav Minekov’s Untitled sculpture weighs approximately 13,500 pounds and depicts a recurring theme from his artwork, incorporating stalactites which are leg and foot extensions sandwiched between a parted egg shape. The whimsical nature of his work is well known throughout Bulgaria. Velislav Minekov was … Continued

Inger, Erika, The Interior Animal, 2002

Erika Inger (Austria and Italy) The Interior Animal, 2002 Indiana Limestone and Steel Location: Polen Farm Erika Inger’s work The Interior Animal is a rough-cut block of stone, untouched from the quarry except for the graduating metal discs forming a backbone shape over the stone. The variation of sizes of the metal discs form a … Continued

Johnson, Dale, Whack, Whack, Paddy Whack, 2002

Dale Johnson Whack, Whack, Paddy Whack, 2002 Indiana Limestone Location: Kettering Recreation Complex Dale Johnson’s “Whack, Whack, Paddy Whack ,” was created as a part of 2002’s Kettering Rocks! stone sculpture symposium. Assisted  by Jack Oliver, this playful ten-foot structure depicts the tension between a cat, a dog and a child, all standing on a … Continued

Ramersdorfer, Carolina, Inner View, 2002

Carolina Ramersdorfer (Austria) Inner View, 2002 Indiana Limestone Location: Rosewood Arts Centre Carolina Ramersdorfer’s sculpture Inner View incorporates the partnering of organic and geometric forms with a hard-edge cube revealing an inner space where transformation of thought can develop. Carolina Ramersdorfer resides and works in Wein, Austria. In 1979, she began studying art in Paris, … Continued

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