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Stephanie Rocknak is a wood sculptor working in New York. She was born into a woodworking family; her mother did antique retouching and her father renovated old structures into new ones. “I have been around woodworkers for as long as I can remember—when growing up, my mother patiently repaired innumerable pieces of antique furniture, and for a period, my father worked as a professional carpenter,” Rocknak says in his bio (as well as an art teacher). My grandfather also had a wood shop at his boat yard in Forked River, New Jersey (Rocknak’s Yacht Basin). 

My brothers and I would sneak into his shop and build massive heaps of saw dust, then blow them up volcano-style with a bike pump. My brother Russ still has the wood robot he built during this time period. And, after my family relocated to Maine in 1972, I had the good fortune to meet Ted Hanks, a master bird carving. I recall taking up a life-size body of one of his birds before the wings were joined and thinking to myself, “How did he manage this?” She and her father created a wood sculpture of a face when she was 11 years old. Despite the fact that she was born in New York, her figurative sculptures are inspired by her numerous visits around Europe. 

She is currently a Philosophy professor at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. For your inspiration, we’ve included some Beautiful Figurative Sculptures by Stefanie Rocknak in this post. Scroll down to see and don’t forget to like and comment on your favorite sculpture.

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Source: My Art Magazine.

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