The Rock 2010, By Dave Rubin, Visual Artist And Musician, From Ketchikan, Alaska

A Large Plaque
(1 of 11) (3194 views)

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A large plaque embedded in stone described the sculpture as, "The Rock." In part, it read:

A Tlingit woman sits with her drum singing her song of Ketchikan. She tells the story you see before you on The Rock. She sings of how the loggers came and harvested the trees, the miners mined the gold, the fishermen dared the sea for the salmon and the halibut, and the pilots braved the sky, carrying people out beyond the reach of any ship or road. The pioneer woman arrives on her own, looking out over the horizon of opportunity that awaits her here in this new land.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:39:04 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1608
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Small Plaque
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A much smaller plaque credits that artists that worked on this sculpture:

The Rock
by Dave Rubin
Sculptures: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin
Casting: Calcagno Studio Foundry
Molding: Lash Quality Molds
Welders: Ken Horn & UAS Welding Class
Mason: Rick Anderson
Carpenters: Craig Koch, Kelly and Ryan Roth, Beth Antonsen
Mud Slingers: Reese Anderson, Jay Buranasilpin, Tony Rowan, jimmy Annicelli
Wire Tiers: Rick Anderson, Mary Reid
Plaque Funded By: Laura Kinunen's 2nd & 3rd grade class, Tongass School of Arts and Science
Unveiled: July 4, 2010


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:39:14 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1609
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The Sculpture
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The sculpture stood at the edge of town facing the sea at Berth 3, the 400 foot berth for cruise ships.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:39:23 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1610
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Backed By Tourist Shops
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"The Rock" sculpture was backed by a street lined with tourist shops.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:39:35 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1611
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Cruise Ship
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A cruise ship (The Ruby Princess) blocked the view of the sea.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:39:50 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1612
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A Fish
(6 of 11) (1964 views)

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A fish caught by a fisherman using a gaffe hook to haul it on board. The fishermen caught salmon and halibut.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:39:56 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1613
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Big Hat
(7 of 11) (1985 views)

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A woman explorer wore a big hat to protect herself from the frequent rain during the summer months.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:40:06 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1615
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The Miner
(8 of 11) (1950 views)

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A miner wore a carbide lamp on his helmet. In the days of yore, mining was done by hand using picks and shovels to find Yukon gold.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:40:09 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1616
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A Tlingit Woman
(9 of 11) (1918 views)

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A Tlingit woman sits with her drum singing her song of Ketchikan. She tells the story you see before you on The Rock.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:40:17 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1617
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The Logger
(10 of 11) (1935 views)

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The logger was an ordinary man wearing a soft hat who used saws and axes to fell trees for shipping south to be milled into construction wood.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:40:33 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1618
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The Pilot
(11 of 11) (1976 views)

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The floatplane pilot wore leather with goggles. He flew light planes in bad weather that gave access to the otherwise inaccessible interior.


The Rock 2010   •  Artist: Dave Rubin external link   •  Sculptors: Judy Rubin, Terry Pyles, Dave Rubin   •  Berth 3 external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:40:51 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1621
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