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Robert Wilson has been making sculpture since the 1980s. His work, like his methodology, is strongly rooted in folk art.  Alternating between metal scrap (appropriating, bending, distorting, forging and welding) and work in wood (carving, basic joinery, and painting), his work often achieves an elegance that supersedes these repurposed industrial materials. Much of Wilson’s work evokes transformation in surprising ways. The surface of raw wood becomes the body of a wolf; branches and trunks become the limbs. Shop tools and steel parts sacrifice their functions to form representations of nature.

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