Love Songs of Middle Time Echoed through Illuminations and Fables by C. H. Rockey
Love Songs of Middle Time Echoed through Illuminations and Fables by C H Rockey
By C.H. Rockey. Rockey, as the artist was known here in Manitou Springs, passed away in June 2019. His last sale of original artworks was in 2001, so the publishing of this book in 2014 – which contains his original stories and over 120 of Rockey’s unique drawings, sketches and illuminations – was received with great excitement! This is a rare chance to own coveted work by the most beloved artist in the history of Manitou Springs.
This book, is a collection of illuminations and fables, made up of Rockey’s imagery from paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and furniture from the past fifty years of his creativity. The book is very visual and a delight to look at by leafing through pages and perusing the images and page compositions with elements like drop caps, titles, frames and drop socks to conclude the story. But the book has a wide variety of stories to be read. Within the writing some of the deepest appreciation of the book’s meanings and messages are to be found. There are 150 different stories in the 246 pages of the book, most being one or two-page stories, with a few that are 3-6 pages in length.