Bruce Hilding White’s “Ruckus” Sculpture

Artist: Bruce Hilding White

Title: Ruckus

Date: Made in 1987 during the time that the sculptor’s son was a student on campus at Rockford College.

Description: The yellow elbows resemble macaroni. The sculptor wanted to relate the piece to the campus life of students, because many college-aged students eat macaroni and cheese.

Dimensions: Painted steel, 16’ x 9’

Location: Rockford College (Between Cummings and McGaw Halls), Address: 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108



1) Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Rockford Public Art Trail.” Website Accessed 9/20/2023.

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

MetroCentre, 1987 – “NIU drops another close one”

Source: Rockford Register Star 2/11/1987

MetroCentre, 1987 – “Centre $220,000 in the hole, so far”

Source:  Rockford Register Star 1/16/1987

First Community National Bank, ad – 1987

Source:  Rockford Register Star 2/16/1987

Carter Craft moves to old National Lock building – 1987

Source: Rockford Register Star 1-21-1987

“House holds pieces of city’s history” – 1987 article

Source: Rockford Register Star 4/19/1987 [see also Rockfordiana: Historic Houses and Landmarks – 6] page 1F

Thomas and Earline Dickerson, Chm of the Board Coldwell Banker Dickerson Inc., resides 2903 Spring Creek Rd.  Source:  Polk’s Rockford City Directory for 1987

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1987 – “Installation celebration marks a new…”


Source: Rockford Register Star  10-25-1987