There's a light in the shop and the doors are locked
it's Richard Knox at the old toolbox
and Richie's building rockets and satellites
with wheels and sprockets and working lights
and you know he's gonna ride them into the starry night.
There's a light in the shop and an old toolbox
with motors and gears and wires and chains
and guns with cranks and cannons and flames
and trucks and tanks and ships and planes
and you know he's gonna ride them to the edge of space
and you're always gonna find him in that magical place
in the middle of the shop - at the old toolbox.
Our M will always know of you. Thank you for your beautiful gift for her 1st.
(Richard's legendary maple block set for Kathryn Han's daughter)
RJK Custom Audio Amplifier
.... and sure enough, another one of Richard's favorite pastimes.
Rich's Cannon (photos: Daniele Frazier)
Original R. Knox sketches for projects he helped me figure out.
Couldn't do it without you. Thanks, Einat
Hello to Richard's family and friends. I am so sad to hear about Richard. I was a student at Cooper with Richard (and Kelly and David etc.). I have so many fond memories. Thanksgiving at Richard's apartment. He made two turkeys in foil tins!
I own one of his Monaphones, and I believe it still works! I will treasure it even more now.
Greetings to all the old Cooperites!
- Paula Payne
Richard once helped me blow up a failure of a sculpture - I mean he actually provided and advised the M80 explosion of the thing. What fun. A couple years after graduating I brought Richard a garlic scape flower. The next time I saw him, he presented me with this lost wax cast. The plant veins are perfectly delineated along it's delicate papery sheathe, all is intact. A perfect cast, thank you Richard - Molly Welch
In memory of our friend artist Richard Knox. We love you.
(photo: MaryAnn Kuchera)
In 1984, Richard and I traveled around Mexico. Here are some pictures. I knew Richard well and totally love him. I saw him frequently this past year, when he needed my help…but he’ll forever be, in my mind, the sweet friend who steadfastly and devotedly helped me in the long, convoluted process of growing up.
Salto de Eyipantla
San Cristobal de las Casas
In high school Knox and I were members of the "Back Table" (located in the art room).
Here we are in Downtown Rochester & on frozen Lake Ontario.
Nicky, Knox (A'84), Kathleen (A'83) and Lou.
(from Kathleen Kuchera, photo: Bill Ribas)
From around 1994. heavy heart. (from Kora Manheimer)