Robyn Horn "Wood Sculptor"
DVD, Run Time 15:40
With my sculpture, I have always been drawn to abstract, geometric forms, the volume, the textures and negative spaces. I am obsessed with tension and movement, as well as the gestural qualities of sculpture. I believe that the individual character of the material can be preserved by the inspiration of the artist, that they can both exist by combining of the curving lines of nature with the angular lines of geometry, resulting in a gentle merging of the two entities. I am influenced by the nature of the material and its resistance to being changed. I think in terms of wood and stone, of the things of which nature is made, and the ease with which nature develops into shapes and forms created throughout centuries of accumulated time. I persist in seeing sculpture in a purely visceral way, line and mass, the interplay of angles and planes to create effects of light and shadow, with a strong emphasis on visual grace, and a sense of structural strength and unity.