LIFE IN THE LOOPS: Rockford stone siblings a work of art
Tesserae Warren found the first rock for her project during a trip out to Red Lake, but her artistic vision didn’t start to come together until her father — woodcarver and artist Vaughn Warren — gave her a little push.
“One day, he put this out here and was like, ‘I’m gonna call this the Rockfords,’” explains the Grade 3 Beattie School of the Arts student, pointing to one of the largest rocks anchoring her creation.
With the name in place, Tesserae had all the inspiration she needed.
From there, she spent 10 days adding other rocks, glass beads, strands of hair and other art supplies to the original stone to create her sculpture, The Rockford Family.
When it was finished, there was only one logical next step — calling the newspaper to show off her work to a wider audience.
While the road in front of her Grandview Terrace home is in the throes of a major reconstruction, Tesserae hopes to eventually exhibit the Rockfords curbside, where they’ll be more visible to the general public.