“Sculpture and Philosophy” with Stefanie Rocknak

Episode 48:

Originally broadcast: September 9, 2012

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Stefanie Rocknak is an extraordinary sculptor. She is also an accomplished philosopher. How do the two vocations relate? Does philosophy help or hinder her creative process and how important is theory to the practice of making art? In this episode of Why? Radio we look into the artistic mind, and ask about the process of taking ideas and making them physically real.

Stefanie Rocknak teaches at Hartwick College. She specializes in David Hume and the philosophy of art. Her work has appeared in a number of journals and books, including Brain and Mind and Hume Studies, among others. She is also a professional sculptor. Her work has been in over 50 shows, including at the Smithsonian, the windows of Saks 5th Ave., and the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, FL. Her sculptures have been featured in multiple publications, and in 2010, she was awarded the 10K Grand Prize in the Margo Harris Hammerschlag Biennial Sculpture Award. She was also just awarded the commission to create a public sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe for display in Boston, the city of Poe’s birth. More information can be found here; Stefanie hopes you will consider donating to the project.

Below are some examples of Stefanie’s work. More can be found at: http://www.steffrocknak.net.

To subscribe in another app or platform, copy and paste the following RSS feed into your program:

Follow us on our social Networks

Want more philosophy?

Listen to Philosophical Currents, a philosopher’s take on this month’s biggest news stories.

Join Ashley Thornberg as she interviews Why? Radio’s host Jack Russell Weinstein for a philosopher’s look a the news, cultural trends, and controversies everyone is talking about. No arguments, just good humored and trustworthy conversation from two people who like and respect one another. .

Leave a Reply