Looking at Robert’s work, I was very touched, and glad to see the artistry and youth in each individual piece. Using weathered wood and tree roots as his main medium, Robert’s art largely relies on the magic and strangeness of natural found objects. He begins with a good eye and fine artisanship, but then he goes further, bringing out the hidden beauty or ugliness in each piece. In the process, the artistry becomes evident and the works become charismatic.
Cai Guoqiang May, 2011