Gallery 'N' Gifts featuring artist Robin Shane
First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi - 5-8 p.m., March 6, 2020
February 29, 2020
Gallery 'N' Gifts March featured artist will be the Gallery's own Robin Shane. Robin is a recent addition to the Gallery and describes herself and her art as follows:
"I am a dual resident of Stallion Springs and Santa Clarita, Calif., a contemporary artist who enjoys many artistic outlets. As a silversmith since 1995, I have found it necessary to pursue other forms of art in order to constantly feed my need to create. I stumbled upon epoxy about two years ago when I decided to redo my bathroom counter tops. From there I started experimenting to see what other options there were in the world of epoxy. My most fulfilling pieces come from reusing items that some may consider past their life cycle."
Robin said, "Epoxy is challenging in that it pretty much has a mind of its own. To work with epoxy, I have to be willing to compromise and be patient. Sometimes that is more challenging than the epoxy."
She uses a torch, wind, gravity, viscosity and even ice to control the flow of the epoxy when creating her works of art.
Robin reuses and recycles materials whenever she can. One might find her on a construction site asking for wood and tile scraps that she turns into wood canvasses or trivets and coasters. A 4' x 4' wood scrap might end up being an epoxy table lamp. We need to do all we can to create less trash. I do it by creating art.
Robin's favorite quote is by Pablo Picasso and reads, "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." Robin said she loves all art so has no idea what her next project will be.
Currently Robin is working on a 7 foot red oak "river" table.
She and her 11 year old granddaughter have a monthly craft club where she teaches her granddaughter and friends how to bake, make jewelry, sew and even work with epoxy.