Nantucket, MA •

Robin & Julia Rogers
Contemporary Art Glass

Physically and metaphorically we put our minds, hearts and hands together to create sculptural works. We use glass as a material because we are enlivened by its inherent qualities; its luminosity, viscosity, and seductive flow. Our inspiration is drawn from the natural world, personal experience, family life, music, psychology, and science.

Complex and mystifying, the human mind drives us, but the subtle inner workings remain, to certain extent, unknown.  Delving into the psyche, our work explores the human mind to reveal a metaphorical interior of ideas, emotions, and mystery. Floating in the vast sea of our own thought we are alone.  This solitude, both deeply haunting and beautiful is ours to contemplate, conquer, and call our own. Our minds never stop imagining the possibilities of what can be explored, discovered, shared, and executed.

In our series, “Architecture of the Mind,” heads are turned into buildings whose history and occupancy is contemplated.  Each building has its own unique story, a background different from the one living next door.  Community is formed, despite the differences, allowing life to thrive in this modern, fast paced world. Thoughts from day to day life, memories, or even multiple personalities are reflected in these works.

Animalia is also a driving and important theme in the narrative of our work. Since the advent of human expression, animals have been ever present.  We feel that animals have a certain wisdom and intuition that brings alignment with the natural world. There is something to be learned from the animal spirit; especially in today’s fast paced digital life where it is easy to forget that we, ourselves, are inseparable from nature.

Discovering how to translate our ideas into this magic material can be both challenging and rewarding. After scale drawings are made, we decide who will make which parts of the sculpture and hot work begins. Once all the parts are made, we work with a skilled team of assistants for the final assembly. The finished glass is often combined with other materials such as fur, wood, and steel to complete the sculpture.

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