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ABOUT MY ART:

My name is Mikel Robinson. I am a self-trained artist from North Carolina, and I have been making my art for about 25 years. I try to create work that speaks to the beauty of the human experience, and provides nourishment to the inherent hope in the soul.

About My Work:

The Universe is not a random place- though there are those who may disagree. In my opinion, your visit to this website was also not a random act. But yet, we often feel as though we are random and nameless, as we live out our lives, in a sometimes disconnected world. A world that often leaves us feeling separated from others by invisible walls of convenience and non-interaction. I, however, feel we are deeply connected to each other in more ways than can be understood, and it is these…

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  • Born on September 9
  • Joined May 24, 2006

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About

ABOUT MY ART:

My name is Mikel Robinson. I am a self-trained artist from North Carolina, and I have been making my art for about 25 years. I try to create work that speaks to the beauty of the human experience, and provides nourishment to the inherent hope in the soul.

About My Work:

The Universe is not a random place- though there are those who may disagree. In my opinion, your visit to this website was also not a random act. But yet, we often feel as though we are random and nameless, as we live out our lives, in a sometimes disconnected world. A world that often leaves us feeling separated from others by invisible walls of convenience and non-interaction. I, however, feel we are deeply connected to each other in more ways than can be understood, and it is these connections which give us identity, and meaning for our lives. My art explores these human interconnections- these "Life Stories"- and thereby seeks to serve as a reminder that existence is a precious gift not randomly given, and that our lives are more than an accidental set of days. Enjoy.

On Illumination:

I work with light to illuminate both the physical and emotional darkness of this world. For me, light is more than a mechanical means of manipulation-it is literally a way to illuminate and explore the dark corners of the human experience. I have been creating mixed media work almost 25 years, but it was when I began using light to illuminate pieces that I discovered an immediate connection with my audience. Viewers began to more closely approach and interact with my work. As a result, I have been able to directly examine the under lit and sometimes taboo subjects of life, and using light has helped to soften the hard edges of difficult questions we all face. After 20 years, I am still unsure as to why the light element makes such a difference, but I have certainly lived long enough to understand the power of illumination.

On Installations:

When I have the opportunity to create an installation in a public space, that is the moment my art seems to come full-circle. Installations allow me to interact with the viewer, making them a more active participant by giving them a chance to be involved in a direct discussion about my work For me, to create a piece that does not incorporate this crucial element, we be to create a work that does not hold to the principle which is most dear to my heart-human connection.

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Mikel

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