Robin and John Gumaelius
New works will be posted by Saturday, as the works arrive in the gallery late Friday
Robin’s Artist Statement
John says the process for making crow’s feet isn’t interesting or important, but; he describes it in detail when I ask. He lets slip the nuances of foot building as he walks away and says, “it’s all considered-it’s all important to the final outcome.”
He brings the birds inside one by one as he finishes welding their feet. They congregate on the mantle chattering and preening. I glance up from the stories I’m reading to my girls and think that I wouldn’t mind if the birds stayed. Maybe it is because some secret part of us carves stories into the birds, so, when I peer up at them, I am surprised.
John’s Artist Statement
I am driven to make objects I find beautiful. Instead of thinking, my art is into existence, I feel it into existence. Like breathing, it happens on its own until I think about it. Then it changes; something is lost.