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Back to Blog August 13, 2022

Tyler Rockey (PhD candidate) to speak at the University of North Carolina

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

PhD Candidate Tyler Rockey will deliver a paper entitled ‘“Ancient’ Marble as Natural Resource: The Materiality and Reuse of Sculpture Fragments in Early Modern Rome” at the University of North Carolina’s 8th Annual Art Student Graduate Organization Symposium “Matters of Art: Materiality, Functionality, and the Agency of Art Objects.” The paper, part of the panel “Materials in Decline: Displacing, Degrading, Decaying,” presents the view of ancient marble sculptural fragments used in renaissance restorations of antique statues as natural resources with unique and differing connotations, systems of extraction and movement, agency, and material qualities than other stone resources.