Everyday life holds a myriad of small funny instances. Uncovering these in a piece of wood and adding resonance with paint is very rewarding.
Artisans at the Bend make art that is faintly familiar. A successful piece will connect to its viewer in an oblique fashion. This real or imagined identity is what gives each its humor or personality. Without that, it's just a bunch of painted wood.
Robin paints and assembles. Jim's eye provides found pieces, perspective and overview. The tactile sense of paint and wood combined with the mental opportunities to problem solve suits them well.
Their work has been carried in fine galleries nationwide.
Robin's Blog about her artmaking can be found here, it's a great insight into the process!
They reside in Brandon, Vermont