Private Commissions

Sentimentalia. 1993. Mixed media. 80 x 30 x 30cm. Temporary installation. © Charles Rocco
Sentimentalia. 1993. Mixed media. 80 x 30 x 30cm. Temporary installation. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Sentimentalia. 1993.

Mixed media.

80 x 30 x 30cm.

Temporary installation.

© Charles Rocco

 

Primordial Shields. (detail). 1994. Wire mesh, mixed media. 100 x 120 x 40cm. Temporary installation. © Charles Rocco
Primordial Shields. (detail). 1994. Wire mesh, mixed media. 100 x 120 x 40cm. Temporary installation. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Primordial Shields. (detail). 1994.

Wire mesh, mixed media.

100 x 120 x 40cm.

Temporary installation.

© Charles Rocco

 

Rainforest. (detail). 1995. Wire mesh, mixed media. 400 x 300 x 300cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Rainforest. (detail). 1995. Wire mesh, mixed media. 400 x 300 x 300cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainforest. (detail). 1995.

Wire mesh, mixed media.

400 x 300 x 300cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Birdcatchers. (detail). 1995. Wire mesh, mixed media. 200 x 200 x 600cm. Temporary installation. © Charles Rocco
Birdcatchers. (detail). 1995. Wire mesh, mixed media. 200 x 200 x 600cm. Temporary installation. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Birdcatchers. (detail). 1995.

Wire mesh, mixed media.

200 x 200 x 600cm.

Temporary installation.

© Charles Rocco

 

Nun at Table. 1995. Wire mesh, mixed media. 180 x 180 x 100cm. Private Collection © Charles Rocco
Nun at Table. 1995. Wire mesh, mixed media. 180 x 180 x 100cm. Private Collection © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Nun at Table. 1995.

Wire mesh, mixed media.

180 x 180 x 100cm.

Private Collection

© Charles Rocco

 

Flybaby. 1995. Wire mesh, mixed media. 100 x 150 x 100cm. Private Collection.
Flybaby. 1995. Wire mesh, mixed media. 100 x 150 x 100cm. Private Collection.

 

 

Flybaby. 1995.

Wire mesh, mixed media.

100 x 150 x 100cm.

Private Collection.

 

“Rocco doesn’t deconstruct the conventions of portraiture. In some works, the connection with portraiture is evasive, but it’s the sculpture that conveys the presence of an identity.”

Robert Nelson, THE AGE, September 6, 1995.


God Sucks Those He Loves Up to Heaven. 1997. Wire mesh, copper wire. 220 x 120 x 120. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
God Sucks Those He Loves Up to Heaven. 1997. Wire mesh, copper wire. 220 x 120 x 120. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

God Sucks Those He Loves Up to Heaven. 1997.

Wire mesh, copper wire.

220 x 120 x 120.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

No Going Back. 1997. Timber, wire, plastic, glass. 200 x 30 x 30cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
No Going Back. 1997. Timber, wire, plastic, glass. 200 x 30 x 30cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

No Going Back. 1997.

Timber, wire, plastic, glass.

200 x 30 x 30cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Co-opted. 1999. Wire mesh. 200 x 40 50cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Co-opted. 1999. Wire mesh. 200 x 40 50cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Co-opted. 1999.

Wire mesh.

200 x 40 x 50cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Open Hatch with Ballast. 1999. Wire mesh, river stones. 200 x 60 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Open Hatch with Ballast. 1999. Wire mesh, river stones. 200 x 60 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Open Hatch with Ballast. 1999.

Wire mesh, river stones.

200 x 60 x 40cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Checkmate. (detail from Antigone stage set). 1999. Wire mesh. 186 x 40 x 40cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Checkmate. (detail from Antigone stage set). 1999. Wire mesh. 186 x 40 x 40cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Checkmate. (detail from Antigone stage set). 1999.

Wire mesh.

186 x 40 x 40cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Miranda. 2000. Wire mesh. 150 x 100 x 100cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Miranda. 2000. Wire mesh. 150 x 100 x 100cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Miranda. 2000.

Wire mesh.

150 x 100 x 100cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

 


 

Ruby. 2000. Wire mesh. 150 x 100 x 70cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Ruby. 2000. Wire mesh. 150 x 100 x 70cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Ruby. 2000.

Wire mesh.

150 x 100 x 70cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco


 

Amethyst. 2000. Wire mesh. 150 x 70 x 70cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Amethyst. 2000. Wire mesh. 150 x 70 x 70cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Amethyst. 2000.

Wire mesh.

150 x 70 x 70cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Full Up. 2000. Wire mesh, river stones. 220 x 60 x 50cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Full Up. 2000. Wire mesh, river stones. 220 x 60 x 50cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Full Up. 2000.

Wire mesh, river stones.

220 x 60 x 50cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Dirigible. 2000. Wire mesh, copper wire, silver. 210 x 60 x 60cm. Private collection. © Charles Rocco
Dirigible. 2000. Wire mesh, copper wire, silver. 210 x 60 x 60cm. Private collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Dirigible. 2000.

Wire mesh, copper wire, silver.

210 x 60 x 60cm.

Private collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Libby Dee Breeding the People. 2000. Wire mesh, plastic, found objects. 80 x 100 x 30cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Libby Dee Breeding the People. 2000. Wire mesh, plastic, found objects. 80 x 100 x 30cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Libby Dee Breeding the People. 2000.

Wire mesh, plastic, found objects.

80 x 100 x 30cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Nya nya. 2000. Wire mesh. 200 x 50 x 30cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Nya nya. 2000. Wire mesh. 200 x 50 x 30cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

 

 

Nya nya. 2000.

Wire mesh.

200 x 50 x 30cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

“… sculpture of amazing lightness described as spiders’ webs and computer-enhanced robots… lifelike forms that many artists would regard as armatures ready to receive wax or clay for the next stage of their fabrication. Intriguing.”

Jeff Makin, Herald Sun Arts Review, May 22, 2000.


 

Tabletop Dancer. 2000. Wire mesh, glass. 170 x 70 x 120cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Tabletop Dancer. 2000. Wire mesh, glass. 170 x 70 x 120cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Tabletop Dancer. 2000.

Wire mesh, glass.

170 x 70 x 120cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Nescient at the Precipice. 2000. Wire mesh, copper wire, stone, clay. 30 x 30 x 30cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Nescient at the Precipice. 2000. Wire mesh, copper wire, stone, clay. 30 x 30 x 30cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Nescient at the Precipice. 2000.

Wire mesh, copper wire, stone, clay.

30 x 30 x 30cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Incensed Blowhards. 2000. (Environment Box). Wire mesh, copper, glass, plastic, clay. 120 x 100 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Incensed Blowhards. 2000. (Environment Box). Wire mesh, copper, glass, plastic, clay. 120 x 100 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Incensed Blowhards. 2000.

(Environment Box).

Wire mesh, copper, glass, plastic, clay.

120 x 100 x 100cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

The Welcome. 2000. Wire mesh, plastic. 180 x 200 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
The Welcome. 2000. Wire mesh, plastic. 180 x 200 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

The Welcome. 2000.

Wire mesh, plastic.

180 x 200 x 100cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Scarecrows. (detail). 2000. Wire mesh, steel, concrete. 500 x 400 x 400cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Scarecrows. (detail). 2000. Wire mesh, steel, concrete. 500 x 400 x 400cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Scarecrows. (detail). 2000.

Wire mesh, steel, concrete.

500 x 400 x 400cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Bird Slam. (detail). 2001. Copper, glass, hebel stone, feathers. 120 x 30 x 30cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Bird Slam. (detail). 2001. Copper, glass, hebel stone, feathers. 120 x 30 x 30cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Bird Slam. (detail). 2001.

Copper, glass, hebel stone, feathers.

120 x 30 x 30cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Nest. 2001. (Environment Box). Wire mesh, copper, Perspex, found objects. 250 x 220 x 30cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Nest. 2001. (Environment Box). Wire mesh, copper, Perspex, found objects. 250 x 220 x 30cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Nest. 2001.

(Environment Box).

Wire mesh, copper, Perspex, found objects.

250 x 220 x 30cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

 

Shell. 2000. (Environment Box). Wire mesh, river stones. 120 x 200 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Shell. 2000. (Environment Box). Wire mesh, river stones. 120 x 200 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Shell. 2000.

(Environment Box).

Wire mesh, river stones.

120 x 200 x 100cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Takeaways. 2001. Wire mesh, plastic, found objects. 150 x 200 x 100cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Takeaways. 2001. Wire mesh, plastic, found objects. 150 x 200 x 100cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Takeaways. 2001.

Wire mesh, plastic, found objects.

150 x 200 x 100cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

TOTEMS

BROKEN WHOLE SERIES

Girl with Cats. 2004. Wire mesh, chicken wire, river stones. 190 x 160 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Girl with Cats. 2004. Wire mesh, chicken wire, river stones. 190 x 160 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Girl with Cats. 2004.

Wire mesh, chicken wire, river stones.

190 x 160 x 40cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Coming Out. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 210 x 40 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Coming Out. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 210 x 40 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Coming Out. 2004.

Wire mesh, river stones.

210 x 40 x 40cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

 

Downstream. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 150 x 90 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Downstream. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 150 x 90 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

Downstream. 2004.

Wire mesh, river stones.

150 x 90 x 100cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Woman with Pig. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 200 x 80 x 70cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Woman with Pig. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 200 x 80 x 70cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

 

Woman with Pig. 2004.

Wire mesh, river stones.

200 x 80 x 70cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

 

 

 

Misery Man. 2004.

Wire mesh, chain, river stones.

185 x 75 x 50cm.

Private collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Tough Love. 2004. Wire mesh, barbed wire, river stones. 210 x 100 x 80cm. Private collection © Charles Rocco
Tough Love. 2004. Wire mesh, barbed wire, river stones. 210 x 100 x 80cm. Private collection © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Tough Love. 2004.

Wire mesh, barbed wire, river stones.

210 x 100 x 80cm.

Private collection

© Charles Rocco

 

Rio. 2004. Wire mesh, wire, river stones. 200 x 130 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Rio. 2004. Wire mesh, wire, river stones. 200 x 130 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Rio. 2004.

Wire mesh, wire, river stones.

200 x 130 x 40cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Sumo. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 130 x 150 x 80cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Sumo. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 130 x 150 x 80cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Sumo. 2004.

Wire mesh, river stones.

130 x 150 x 80cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Reclining Nude. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 160 x 100 x 60cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Reclining Nude. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 160 x 100 x 60cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Reclining Nude. 2004.

Wire mesh, river stones.

160 x 100 x 60cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

The Divers. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 160 x 160 x 60cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
The Divers. 2004. Wire mesh, river stones. 160 x 160 x 60cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

The Divers. 2004.

Wire mesh, river stones.

160 x 160 x 60cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

The Supplicant. 2004. Wire mesh, concrete, red gum, plastic, steel. 120 x 210 x 50cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
The Supplicant. 2004. Wire mesh, concrete, red gum, plastic, steel. 120 x 210 x 50cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

The Supplicant. 2004.

Wire mesh, concrete, red gum, plastic, steel.

120 x 210 x 50cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

The French Kiss. 2004. Wire mesh, steel, red gum, river stones. 200 x 150 x 20cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
The French Kiss. 2004. Wire mesh, steel, red gum, river stones. 200 x 150 x 20cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

The French Kiss. 2004.

Wire mesh, steel, red gum, river stones.

200 x 150 x 20cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

The Jester and the Clown. 2004. Wire mesh, lead. 140 x 180 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
The Jester and the Clown. 2004. Wire mesh, lead. 140 x 180 x 100cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

The Jester and the Clown. 2004.

Wire mesh, lead.

140 x 180 x 100cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

The Stare. 2004. Wire mesh, red gum. 80 x 15 x 15cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
The Stare. 2004. Wire mesh, red gum. 80 x 15 x 15cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

The Stare. 2004.

Wire mesh, red gum.

80 x 15 x 15cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Emu. 2004. Wire mesh, wire, glass. 130 x 20 x 20cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Emu. 2004. Wire mesh, wire, glass. 130 x 20 x 20cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Emu. 2004.

Wire mesh, wire, glass.

130 x 20 x 20cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

The Warped Mandolin. 2004. Wire mesh, copper, red gum. 130 x 20 x 15cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
The Warped Mandolin. 2004. Wire mesh, copper, red gum. 130 x 20 x 15cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

The Warped Mandolin. 2004.

Wire mesh, copper, red gum.

130 x 20 x 15cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Mother and Child. 2004. Wire mesh, copper. 100 x 30 x 25cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Mother and Child. 2004. Wire mesh, copper. 100 x 30 x 25cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Mother and Child. 2004.

Wire mesh, copper.

100 x 30 x 25cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Declining Nude. 2004. Wire mesh. 160 x 160 x 60cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Declining Nude. 2004. Wire mesh. 160 x 160 x 60cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Declining Nude. 2004.

Wire mesh.

160 x 160 x 60cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Taken. 2005. Wire mesh. 160 x 60 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Taken. 2005. Wire mesh. 160 x 60 x 40cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Taken. 2005.

Wire mesh.

160 x 60 x 40cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Jelly Belly. 2005. Wire mesh. 160 x 90 x 50cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Jelly Belly. 2005. Wire mesh. 160 x 90 x 50cm. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Jelly Belly. 2005.

Wire mesh.

160 x 90 x 50cm.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

Aloha Girl. 2005. Wire mesh. 170 x 90 x 50cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco
Aloha Girl. 2005. Wire mesh. 170 x 90 x 50cm. Private Collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Aloha Girl. 2005.

Wire mesh.

170 x 90 x 50cm.

Private Collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

Divers in Stages. 2008. (Indoor pool setting) Wire mesh. 200 x 400 x 150cm. Private Commission. © Charles Rocco
Divers in Stages. 2008. (Indoor pool setting) Wire mesh. 200 x 400 x 150cm. Private Commission. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Divers in Stages. 2008.

(Indoor pool setting)

Wire mesh.

200 x 400 x 150cm.

Private Commission.

© Charles Rocco

 

Divers in Stages. 2008. (Indoor pool setting) Wire mesh. 200 x 400 x 150cm. Private Commission. © Charles Rocco  On site installation.
Divers in Stages. 2008. (Indoor pool setting) Wire mesh. 200 x 400 x 150cm. Private Commission. © Charles Rocco On site installation.

 

 

 

On site installation.

 

Equus. (Head pieces for stage play). 2009. Wire mesh. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco
Equus. (Head pieces for stage play). 2009. Wire mesh. Owned by the artist. © Charles Rocco

 

 

 

Equus. (Head pieces for stage play). 2009.

Wire mesh.

Owned by the artist.

© Charles Rocco

 

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