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Another important aspect of Robert’s work is exemplified in his sculptures, many of which he has crafted from his large collection of ‘found objects’ in almost all materials imaginable. Robert’s background in the sheetmetal trades has provided him with the required practical skills for the selection, shaping and use of many of his materials as well as in the conceptualisation and planning required to construct some of his more complicated pieces. As a consequence, everything looks well thought-out and engineered. Having said this, much of Robert’s ceramic and sculptural work feels it has been ‘discovered’ rather than created (e.g. Tungs, Relics, Creation and Destruction) confirming a ‘memory’ of some long-lost ritual or civilisation (e.g. Shrines, Oogada Boogada, Ritual, Ceremonial Vessels, Ceremonial Platter). Quite a few of his ceramic works are groupings of similar but varied forms thus forming ‘families’ (e.g. The Importance of Friends, Empty Vessels, Contemplation of Diversity and Unity, Tungs) perhaps suggesting the ‘personification’ of the otherwise lifeless clay forms.

Humour, blended with pathos, is another side of Robert’s muse (e.g his Manimals, No Man is an Island, Humanity Landscape) which you can explore in this website, along with some of the artist’s photographs, being both works in their own right, and also showing his inspirational links with the beautiful textures and patterns of everyday things. Over the years, Robert has exhibited his works in over 20 solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions as sampled on this website. Just click on the Gallery menu to explore these many facets of his evolving work.

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