Robyn Horn | Pierced Geode #336
|Biography Statement Ask the Artist|
Robyn Horn was born in Fort Smith Arkansas, and went to Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. Her work is featured in a number of collections, including those of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, and the Fine Art Museum of the South in Mobile, Alabama.
Horn has shown her work recently at the del Mano Gallery, in Los Angeles and at the Hunter Museum of Art in Chatanooga, Tennessee in a show called "Hand of a Craftsman, Eye of an Artist."
The turned wood sculptures I make resemble geodes which are hollow stones full of quartz crystals. The crystals create a sharp contrast to the rough stone exterior. I have used the same concept in my "Pierced Geode Series" concentrating primarily on using the contrast of the smooth polished wood against the angular gouge-shaped spears of the sliding dovetails, interruping the smooth cylindrical shapes made by the lathe. There must be a dramatic interaction between the dovetails and the Geode, made with equally contrasting form and color, piercing the Geode open.
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