Kirk Vaughn-Robinson

Sculpture, Harvester Artspace Lofts

Sculpting for me is a combination of deep meditation and problem solving. I often look at my watch and find that five or six hours have passed by, in what seems a half hour's time.

I find that the ideas for my works come out of dreams and day dreams. I try to always have a pencil and small sketch book handy. When sculpting an idea from a sketch- faces, expressions, line lyricism, along with the dramatic play of light and shadows, emerge and inspire one another. I find it to be a magical process of "the eyes teaching the hands".

With a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, my careers in the opera world and currently, musical theater, greatly influence the dramatic elements of what my eyes want to see in a piece as I'm creating it.

My mother was a singer, dancer and painter. One of my earliest memories, was captured in a photograph taken by my father.I was two years old and my mother was painting at an easel on the back patio of our house. She said that I would try to stand next to her and want to draw or crayon on the canvas but her easel was too high and I was too small.

The photograph was taken from behind, of the two of us on our back patio. She is standing at her easel painting and I am standing beside her, crayon in hand "creating" on my own small easel that my parents had bought for me. My father was a great encourager of us both.

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Artspace Celebration May 19, 2014

Tickets are available for the second annual Breaking Ground: Artspace Celebration on Monday, May 19, 2014 at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis. Hosted by John Moe from American Public Media's hilarious show Wits, this year's celebration will feature the new Artspace Awards Program and many talented performers including  New Orleans' jazz trumpet master James Andrews.