Thursday, May 16, 2013

Memorial Day "Banner Yet Wave?" Prints & Notecards to Help Support Wounded Warrior Project

Print Image (8x10 or 5x7)
(To purchase, click on the PayPal "BuyNow" button at the top left)
 4x6 Double-Sided Notecards (5)
A portion of the proceeds this Memorial Day go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Our Reflection isn't an Extension of Our Body; It's the Other Way Around - R. Roecker

A portion of the proceeds from "Reflection" also will go to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and their families through One Bost Fund.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

STAND TALL & REFLECT: A portion of the proceeds from this exclusive, new print will go directly to the One Boston Fund

Purchase an 8x10 print and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to One Boston Fund, which provides financial assistance to the victims of the two bombs that were detonated near the finish line of last month's Boston Marathon (3 people were killed, 15-20 people were single or double amputees and a total of 300 people were wounded).  Simply click on the "Stand Tall & Reflect" PayPal button at the top right and you can either pay with your PayPal account or you can use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover card (and you don't need to sign up for a PayPal account to purchase with a major credit card) The print, which will be signed and only available on a limited run, will have the water mark ("RKR") removed, of course, and then sent to you within 10-14 business days. Shipping is provided at no cost.  Thank you!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


"When we live in a world where staircases and hope are in a downward spiral and coffee cups and human beings are left to sit half empty, we must move forward and keep moving forward...always."
R. Kennedy Roecker

A portion of the proceeds from "Forward...Always" will benefit the important 
transformational healing programs of  The first 20 prints 
purchased will be signed by the artist. 

To purchase, visit the PayPal "Buy Now" Button at the top right of this blog's main page.  You will get the choice of either purchasing the 8"x10" Print Only or the 8"x10" print in 11"x14" black frame.  Please allow 7-10 business days to receive your purchase.  On behalf of all the children helped by Discovery Arts, thank you.  R

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tolstoy: Tabu On Tabu Series by R. Kennedy Roecker

The "forbidden" perfume Tabu was a huge hit when it first was introduced in the 1930s and then when it got so popular that even the "ordinary" women were wearing it in the 1960s became known as the perfume for whores (basically)!  However, they had a couple of years where the icon for the print advertising campaign was a painting called the Kreutzer Sonata (the violinist is completely overcome and scoops his female piano player up in a fit of passion).  It was based on a Tolstoy novel.  I was fascinated by the various uses of the painting within the different print ads and it being the one visual that bound each of the versions together.  So, I quite literally created these works by perfectly overlapping the painting images and joining the two ads together -- have a look.  You'll see on "Tabu on Tabu#5" that I included the two ads as they looked individually as well.  I also included all of the ads as they appeared individually.  I hope you like.