I am drawn to explore what are for me unknowable and
uncontrollable aspects of memory and karma, of a larger
reality framing our existence, of moments when our fate
begins to change. I generally use the sculpted human form as a
vehicle for these explorations.
My work arises as a fusion of formal knowledge -- anatomy,
sculptural methods and forms – with a mystery theater of
accident, adventure, construction and a host of other
For me a successful sculpture gathers and amplifies whispers
from the edges of awareness. I hope my sculptures can store
these whispers like a battery, or a well to draw from.
As a teen in northern California, Bob's interest in
narrative figurative photography moved him to create
fine art prints in a darkroom he built. Several of these
works were juried into Photographic Society of America
exhibitions. Bob was taken on as a rare private pupil
under noted western photographer Challis Gore.
During the following years, Bob focused on philosophy,
family and growing businesses, founding HorizonLive and
i/o 360, a prominent New York City digital design firm
which employed 30 designers and was sold to a public
company in 1998. Bob returned to creating art shortly
thereafter with an intensive study of sculpture under
several teachers in the figurative tradition, including
Michael Keropian, Anthony Antonios, Sarah Coble,
Andrew Cawrse. Barney Hodes and Richard MacDonald.
Bob's formal sculpture education centered on his years
of studio and coursework at the Art Student's League of
New York. Bob also has degrees from U.C. Berkeley and
Bob has received numerous commissions and awards for
his figurative sculpture. His work is acquired by private
collectors, corporations and other organizations.