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Multi-Dimensional Constructs by Rob Monroe

Nov 122015

I am not quite there, but I expect to be soon.

Those who read here know that I have been in the process of buying a house.  It is in a northern suburb of Austin Texas.  I do not truly feel I am a Texan, but I am realizing the innocent misunderstandings of youth about what it is to be a Texan.  I am in the process of getting to know my neighbors, making places within this house to hold stuff and placing my stuff in them.  I am buying shelves for the garage, investigating the attic, replacing lights and fans, painting walls, buying rugs, and wondering what in HELL I am going to do with my back yard.  I don’t even have a lawn mower and I have trees to trim.

But I am meeting kind and generous people. discussing the ins and outs of a new neighborhood, getting help from neighbors and giving help to them.  In other words, I am finding my community.  It is a good thing.

But it takes time, important time, but time, and I am only now getting back to previous tasks which are also important to me.  But so I do and am about to begin my next project.  I have the design, colors in mind.  I have the base and frame and soon will start the drilling as soon as the garage is in shape.  Hopefully that will be before Thanksgiving.

See you then.

Apr 152015

Well, two of the three shows have closed.  Much of my art is back at home, under the sectional.

Things are going slowly for a while as I am now recovering from surgery, not major, but necessary.  But the frames and bases for two more pieces are ready and will be picked up tomorrow so I will have something to do when I get home.  One will be in Golds and Greens, inspired by “Cornering the Gold Market”


Cornering the Gold Market

The other will be an exploration into a number of rectangles coming together to form a triangle.  But I   haven’t decided on the colors yet.  Perhaps purples, oranges and greens.  Secondaries.

In talking to several people at the Old Bakery and Emporium show the subject came up several times of the curves and three dimensional forms that are seen in my work.  The amusing thing is that they are not there.  The creations are made by stringing colored thread from point to point.  They are pulled taught and as we all know from Geometry class, “The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.”  There are no curves in my art.  As I say, “I create with thread and screws, curves and forms from your eye and mind.”  It is you who create my art.  I just facilitate.

Mar 072015

Come and see

Well, The reception is over and I received many lovely comments.  There is even some possibility of some commission work.  Always a joy.

But the show is on till April 1st and the Emporium is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Send me notes and tell me what you like.


The Third Dimensional Issue

The Third Dimensional Issue

It has been a continuing issue for me to communicate through my website the Three dimensional aspects of my art.  How can I show the depth of a piece if all I have is a two dimensional photograph.  I can encourage them to come to a show, which, obviously, I do.  But when talking about […]



When  I first began this exploration, it was important to me to begin to understand how the shape of the posts or screws affected the creation of curves within the thread structure.  So I began, sitting in a coffee shop in Santa Barbara with a cork board, pins, thread and cups of coffee. Circles began […]



Thank you for staying with me through this time of transition.  I am reworking my site so as to more easily communicate with you all the new art and events that come my way.  Here I will also try to convey some of my thoughts as to images that come to mind and ways I […]