Janine Brown

The Adventure of Rocks series is informed by my life as a mother of twin boys and my childhood memories. The project uses my son's stuffed chihuahua, Rocks, as a surrogate in situations that a child might experience. The body of work explores the mischief, poignant moments and everyday life of Rocks inside and outside the home.

For me, the process of documenting Rocks, as if he were a live creature, symbolizes the emotional and physical world of childhood through a child's process of using role play and fantasy with inanimate objects.

Adventures of Rocks
Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Rain, Rain, Go Away
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
I'm So Alone
2011
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Melancholy
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
The Looking Glass
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Flying High I
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Bean Bag Rocks
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Hanging On
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Flying High II
2011
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Ridin' Rocks
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Piggy Back
2009
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Bully
2009
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Bully II
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
By Phillip's Bed
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
First Kiss
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Hangin' Out
2009
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Best Friends
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Coffee Break
2010
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Hunger Pains II
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Dinner Time
2009
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I'm Thirsty
2009
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Janine Brown Adventures of Rocks Fujiflex Mounted on Aluminum
Stop Shaking Me
2009
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Lost
2009
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Dress Up
2009
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Bandaged Rocks
2009
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Prepping for Surgery
2009
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All Better
2009
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