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Rocco Scary

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bookarts, mixed-media, sculpture



 There are places I remember 

All my life, though some have changed 

Some forever not for better 

Some have gone and some remain....... 

                John Lennon 1963


        Each of us carries a set of memories inherent to various points in our lives. The experience of memory can so often be provoked by numerous factors. The subject matter which I am interested is twofold. First, the idea of place as a reservoir for memory and second, a call for the preservation of the history embodied within the physical structure.

        The house that one grew up in, the corner deli, the old movie theater, the amusement park, the grammar school building, that favorite street corner, etc. These places play a significant role in a society's daily functions, places where memories are created, shared and relived. Many of these are now in the process of slowly disintegrating; giving way to the upheaval of mass construction. Often these structures can evoke a viewer's emotional and psychological response; returning one back to a cherished moment.

 The destruction of "the old" and the consequence toward memory may be a severed connection to a past worth revisiting. The transformed environment can no longer be considered an extension of the self; and once it has been compromised, the deterioration of the attached memory will begin to take effect. To neglect the place where our most treasured memories originate would be to deny part of ones identity itself. My work is currently driven as a direct result of the continuous over development which continues in infringe upon our immediate surroundings. No single location, nor its attached memory, whether it is centered in the suburbs, open land or that of an established city, is safe from the developers plan.     


Recent Exhibits

Rocco Scary participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2013 Here, Not There
Arts Guild New Jersey
Nov, 2013 Paper Work: Exploring the Many Ways Artist Use Paper in Their Work
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion
Oct, 2013 By the Numbers: More or Less
Arts Guild New Jersey
Sep, 2013 Abstract Lives
Arts Guild New Jersey
Nov, 2012 METRO29SHOW
City Without Walls
Oct, 2012 Toys and Toons
Arts Guild New Jersey
Click here to see all exhibits for Rocco Scary
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