ROBYN YOUNG ARTIFACTS
AR. TI. FACT: an object made by human hands.
I use the word artifact to describe the pieces listed here because that's a key part of their beauty, they are imperfect and crafted by a human. There is a romanticism that comes with buying something handmade- shopping small, the idea that you're supporting someone's ambitions, and the fact that you are now going to have a trace of that person's ideas hanging out on your walls and in your everyday life. It's quite lovely.
This body of work is examining imagery that is reminiscent of nature- topographic lines, flowing heavy pools of color, and palettes that are rich in muted colors.
For the most part my undergraduate work has been geared towards larger scale abstract work that tell stories of the human body. But this shop has been an opportunity for me to play and make some smaller more accessible work that is still very rooted in my practice and the materials I've grown to love. I wanted to be able to have my work go off to live in homes without people having to commit to owning art that is so vast in size, but is still something that is very much in my style.
The focus for this shop is shifted a little from my other body of work but has been a wonderful experience and I can't wait to see how it evolves.