I’m a friend of the Robb”s and decided that I wanted to move to Colorado after finishing grad school. The Robb’s have graciously opened their home so I have a place to stay while job searching.
By training and education I’m an analytical chemist. I like to know how and why things work; math, equations, laws, and principles are my best friends. This is the reason the Robb’s sculpture gardens is my worst enemy. I look out there and I see these magnificent sculptures that have no business standing upright, yet they are standing tall without being secured to the ground. My friend “vectors” are telling me all the reasons that these sculptures should be falling over, yet they stand so proudly and grand. It’s incredibly aggravating.
On a recent evening after Kevin came in from the studio I asked him what kind of calculations he did to ensure that a sculpture would stand. He looked at me and grinned and said, “No” while shaking his head. He looked back at me and was able to decipher the utter disbelief/amazement/confusion on my face. He pointed out the window to a sculpture containing three pieces and then said, “1, 2, 3” while counting on his fingers as if to show me it was just that easy.
I hope I find a job quickly because looking out in that sculpture garden gives me a headache. But I am so incredibly thankful that there are people in the world like Kevin who are able to balance out the people like me, because that balance is what makes the world a more beautiful place.
Guest Author Caroline Esch