On this day in 1976, the Rockne Krebs Laser Sculpture at the St. Petersburg Pier was unveiled by Glenn Anderson
On this day in 1976, the Rockne Krebs Laser Sculpture installation at the St. Petersburg Municipal Pier was unveiled.
The Tampa Tribune, November 6, 2013,
Excerpt from Glenn Anderson’s remembrance in Rockne Krebs Photographs + Interpretations by Carol Harrison
1* Harrison, Carol. Rockne Krebs Photographs + Interpretations. 2013.
A Rainbow Tree, 1970
A Rainbow Tree has always caught my eye. I feel my uncle’s art and ideas come from an inner connection that never forgot.
“Rockne makes his art mostly with his heart,” says Sam Gilliam. "Some
of his works are the most sentimental things. When Robert Rauschenberg saw the Rainbow Tree, he actually cried. He said, ‘That’s something I wish
I had done.’ “ 3*
It's hard to understand that everything we see on a daily basis IS a sculpted piece of art, and made of light. That's how I think my uncle saw things. The only difference is how we choose to view it, that's how the world changes. We are just witnessing the unfolding of truth in the reflection of a prism rainbow.
Moon Archer, 1974, drawing for a night rainbow
As in A Rainbow Tree, Moon Archer also uses the knowledge of the sculptor, Rockne Krebs, that the observer will not find on the outside what they don't hold on the inside.
- Kyle Krebs
ARTFORUM 1971 (ad text) - Krebs’ Spectral Drawings
Signed edition of 50 A Rainbow Tree Hand tinted print 17”x22”
A Film by Edward Kelley on Krebs’ Photon Structures (16mm; prints
available) Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC
1* Nathanson, Carol A. (Editor). Tracing Vision: Modern Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art. Rockne Krebs, essay by Hillary Brown. 2011.
2* Forgey, Benjamin. The Washington Post, Krebs, Crystal Clear, At the Corcoran: Brilliant Light, Brilliant Ideas, December 24, 1983.
3* Allen, Jane Addams. The Washington Times, Rockne Krebs, December, 23, 1983.
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