Terese Agnew’s Rockmen Guardians Sculptures

Artist: Terese Agnew

Title: Rockmen Guardians

Date: Two pieces installed in Fall 1987 and two pieces installed in Spring 1988

Description/Dimensions: Figures (4) are approximately 12’ high. Rough granite. Rocks surround the figures.

Location: Rock River Rec Path, near 1040 N 2nd St., Rockford, IL 61107



1) Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Rockford Public Art Trail.” Website Accessed 9/20/2023. https://www.gorockford.com/things-to-do/public-art-trail/

2) Rockford Area Arts Council and Rockford Park District.  “Greater Rockford Inventory of Public Sculpture.” October 8, 2003. Website PDF accessed 11/7/2023.


3) “Rockmen Take Staunch Stand to Cheers, Hugs,” by Jennifer Cerven, Rockford Register Star, May 1, 1988, page 1A.
4) “Climbers Wear Down ‘Rock Men’,” by Eileen Peterson, Rockford Register Star, May 7, 1988, page 5A.
5) “Towering Pieces Join Rockmen, Symbol,” Rockford Register Star, April 7, 1990, page 1A.