Stephanie Robison

Stephanie  Robison - Wood and Marble Wall Sculpture Sprout by Oakland artist Stephanie Robison at Sculpturesite Gallery
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Sprout, 2016

WALL SCULPTURE mixed media  
19 x 9 x 8 in
48 x 23 x 20 cm

Wood, marble, silk dye, polymer clay.

Sprout is part of a larger body of work about parasitic relationships.

"The early years my grandmother and I spent together making forts out of the dining room chairs, blankets and the old hide-a-bed have had an influence on the way I think about and respond to the world today", explains Robison. "Through play, my grandmother inadvertently showed me that objects could function in more than one way - exist as something other than what was intended. By manipulating materials I can create objects that reference more than one thing - forms that are indescribable but remain familiar."

The sculpture of Stephanie Robison plays with multiple oppositional relationships. Created out of wood, fabric, stone, steel, foam, and plastic her works synthesize and fuse: organic and geometric, natural and architectural, soft with hard, the handmade and the uniform industrial. Robison’s work often uses humor or the absurd to address uncontrollable aspects of the body, the self, the environment, and relationships. Originally from Oregon, Robison currently resides in California teaching sculpture at the City College of San Francisco and serving as President and Educational Director for the California Sculptors Symposium. Robison holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Marylhurst University and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Oregon. Robison’s work has been exhibited in California, Vermont, Washington, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Alberta Canada, Ohio, New York, Hawaii, Oregon and South Korea.

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