Joining Forces: The Artist and His Art

If you ask any type of artist, they will tell you that the finished product is never exactly what they envisioned when they started creating. They will tell you that you can’t force anything, that you will completely ruin the art if you do. Creativity is not just making something from nothing, but being flexible… Read more »

How Do You Capture The Moon? With Sculpture, Of Course!

We’re all familiar with the popular musical The Sound of Music. Who can forget such endearing songs as “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “My Favorite Things,” and [How Do You Solve a Problem Like] “Maria.” It’s this last song that comes to mind when viewing Kevin Robb’s sculpture Capturing the Moon. This fabricated bronze sculpture brings… Read more »

The Perchability of Sculptures

Things look different from a bird’s eye view, don’t they? People look smaller from up in the air when jet streams catch feathered wings and carry them aloft to new perches. We, as humans, are always out to find the next best thing to make our lives better, but I have a feeling, so are… Read more »

Contemporary Sculpture Vs. Vectors

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,… Read more »

Art and Healthcare = Positive Results

There was a great article in the WSJ on August 18, 2014  (http://online.wsj.com/articles/more-hospitals-use-the-healing-powers-of-public-art-1408404629?KEYWORDS=art+and+healthcare+facilities) touting the benefits of the healing powers of art in healthcare facilities.  For years the thinking was that art work in a healthcare facility should just be soothing, nature based, and possibly loosely figurative.  Today the trend is moving towards more contemporary… Read more »

Should I Buy This Sculpture?

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” Oscar Wilde Once in a while a quote will jump out and speak directly to you, and this is the case with this quote. And let’s take it the next step, not in the creating of art but in collecting art. We… Read more »

Is It A Sculpture Or A Statue?

A statue is always a sculpture but a sculpture is not always a statue.  OK, both are 3d in nature and both can be made from many different materials.  The difference is that a sculpture can be depicting anything, any thoughts, any ideas,  while a statue is a realistic image of a living thing, usually… Read more »

4 Unique Aspects of a Kevin Robb Sculpture

 Kevin’s designs are fabulous!  They are free flowing and graceful.  Contemporary and classic all at the same time. Kevin’s quality of craftsmanship is not to be compared!  All edges are ground smooth, the individual elements are cut into one another rather than just sat upon the top of each other and there are never any… Read more »

The Naming of A Sculpture

How does an artist go about naming a creation?  It depends on so many different factors including the artists’ intention of the piece as well as the individuals observing the sculpture.  A contemporary sculpture invites a viewer’s interpretation and many times a name on a piece will influence this interpretation. This week the naming of… Read more »