Against the Grain - Wood Sculpture by Robert F. Lyon

Friday 16 September 2011

Robert F. Lyon's wood sculpture attracts the eye because of its texture, colour and materials. Rather than simply relying on the beauty of the wood and the craftsmanship of traditional forms, Lyon is concerned with the ability of form and colour to express ideas.

Beauty, fragility, memory and our connection to the earth have been continuing themes in his work. In his sculpture, Lyon has made the effects of his hands evident, as a conscious contrast to the "digitally heavy" age in which we live.

He looks forward to a time when our culture once again values the combination of imagination and sill. Robert F. Lyon was born in Queens, New York. He earned a bachelor's degree in Studio Art and Art Education from Trenton State College, Trenton, New Jersey. In 1977, he was awarded an MFA degree with a concentration in ceramics and glass from the Tyler Scholl of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


When: October 15, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Where: Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Tel: (001) 772 231 0707


You can see more examples of Robert's work by clicking here.

Images, from top to bottom

1. 'Migration,' 355 x 610 x 200mm (14 x 24 x 8in) ash, Nails

1. 'Banded,' 330 x 560 x 200mm (13 x 22 x 8in) maple with egg shell banding

3. 'Receptor,' 2413 x 585 x 585mm (95 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2in) maple, poplar, dyes