Mixed Media Artist and Sculptor
For more than 40 years, Robert Bornn, California
and Pacific Northwest artist, has created multimedia
and mixed media
art. He has produced
wide variety of sculpture,
and photographic work.
As a musician and filmmaker he has released an album, Pangaea:
Old World, New Visions (on CD) and three movies, Ocean's
Edge - Spirit's Journey (on DVD), Here
and Now: Vashon-Maury Island (on DVD), and Bird
Dreams (on DVD).
Robert's sculptures are unique in that
they are not primarily created through the reduction of materials.
Instead, he mostly uses an additive process to create large expressions
from minimal forms. He assembles rock, metal, fiber, water, light,
and other elements. Bringing together "personalities" of textures,
forms and colors results in a "sculpture community" in which each part
has a voice contributing to a greater single voice. Robert identifies
and gathers materials with character and sculpts them with boldness, daring,
and respect for nature. As he has said, "My artistic strategy is
to combine 'hunting and gathering' with flights of the spirit and fancy."
He terms this approach "Gestalt sculpture."
Pond, and Island