Robert Chambers

Miami native Robert Chambers combines many references to this piece. The oil barrels have been shot with a variety of weapons, but not just any weapons: specifically those that the US has sold to other countries to fight their wars. Each one has a kind of minimalist face violently punched into it and a light that goes on and off in a rotating circular pattern. The faces and light reference a gentler folk art and bring a grim humor to the piece. Robert has exhibited in the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis and is an accomplished artist, curator, scientist, teacher, motivator and creative tinkerer. He was the subject of a retrospective article in the March 2004 issue of Sculpture Magazine and a new father of twin girls.



Oil Barrels, electrical components, dimensions variable

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