Think of art is as the beginning of a conversation between artist and viewer, where artwork is a visual "hello". Viewers engage in that conversation by responding to the piece or to other viewers, often igniting other sparks of inspiration. We learned about the process behind bringing the art to our community.
While Rob Lorenson lives and works in Massachusetts, his work has been included in over 200 public and private collections. He received his BFA from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and an MFA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and recently has served as a Professor of Sculpture, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.
In the artist’s words, “The elements of my work exist in suspended animation. They are situated as though to freeze a moment in time in which they exist effortlessly in space. The work is constructed of sturdy, permanent materials that allow this to happen, but yet is in contradiction to the impermanent sense of the composition. The forms have boldness and exactness that are inspired by the martial arts where grace and precision are practiced until they are effortless.” (http://roblorensonsculpture.com/)
Want to know a fun fact? When the piece Tall Trikaya was selected for Work in Progress I the piece was painted red. The artist wanted to give the piece an updated and chose to paint it yellow.
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Are you curious about the pieces included in the inaugural run of the "Work in Progress" exhibition? Click here for a map of all 11 pieces.