Recor is fascinated with the process of forming and shaping stone, due to the permanence and challenge of working with the material. His sculptures begin with the selection of the raw materials based on shape, texture, and color variations. The final pieces vary in texture and the degree of finish, to create numerous associations. Recor’s reverence for the stonework from the past motivates him to create sculptures that inspire reflection, wonder, curiosity, awe, uncertainty, and surprise.
Rod Recor received his B.S. and his M.S. from Central Connecticut State College. Recor worked as a professional educator after graduation from college, and he travelled extensively in the U.S., Europe, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, China, India, Thailand, Cambodia, and Japan. His travels brought him to deeply appreciate stonework of past civilizations. Recor has immersed himself in stone sculpture. He has recently exhibited at Robert Reynolds Fine Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut and at Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut.