Robin and John Gumaelius

Sculpture Statement

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 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.

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Marks of a Magician

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Discussion on Balance

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Compromise Attempt

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Tricky Balancing Act

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Pretending Sleeper

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Dressing for Home and Office

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Birds Left 22 Sold & Right 23

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Two wall pieces hanging in gallery

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He Could Only Explain With His Hands

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Birds Left 24, Middle 25, Right 26

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Letting Go of the Bottom Brother

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Hatted Manbird 2

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Two Headed Mobile Home

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Recycling Old Navigation Techniques

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The Opportunists

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Bird 5 A Left & 5 B Right

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Birds 2 Left & Bird 9 Right

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Hatted Man bird Left & Bird 6 Right

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Birds 3 A Left & 3 B Right

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Bird 7 Left & Right Black beak bird

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Bird 4 A Left & 4 B Right

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Birds Left 20 & Right 21

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