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Upcoming Demonstration: Morgan Robinson (Sept 24)

September 23, 2012

We are kicking off the 2012-2013 season on Monday. Our first featured artist will be local designer Morgan Robinson. As always, the demonstration will take place at 7:00pm, Monday Sept 24, in the Sheerar Center Auditorium at 7th and Duck, downtown Stillwater.

Morgan Robinson is an artist from Stillwater,Oklahoma working primarily with wood and metal. He received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Central Oklahoma where he had the freedom to experiment with furntiture as art.  After finishing his bachelors degree he went and worked as a custom cabinet maker for 5 years. The cabinetry helped refine wood working skills and techniques. He then to advantage of an opportunity to further his skills traveling to Japan and learning traditional methods of wood working used for centuries. Upon returning back to his home town here in Stillwater. He has set up his woodworking studio and is focusing on merging eastern philosophies of minimalism and sculptural form into a functional beautiful artistic statement to add to the quality in our daily lives.

“Suspense” by Morgan Robinson

This work is inspired from the potential in organic shapes that surround us in our daily lives. Whether we acknowledge the potential or not, can be a conscious choice.Typically these shapes, in there actual forms, are disregarded as uninteresting or useless. These shapes come in the form of shadows, branches, reflections, stains, liquids, cells, nerves, bones, scars, horns, postures, fruit, vegetables, insects, clouds, rocks, mud, texture in walls & ceilings… just to name a few. Once an intriguing shape captures my attention i record it in a sketch and play with its potential with my imagination to work into a sculpture or furniture piece. Eventually, I express the shape to be realized with wood and metal in such a way that chords a feeling in which words cannot touch.

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